Raleigh Hotel, Miami Beach
Deitch Projects, MAC, and the Raleigh Hotel presented a The Citizens Band new large-scale performance, The Trepanning Opera, in Miami Beach on November 30, 2005. This was the fourth annual art-related musical performance event present by Deitch Projects on the opening night of the art fair. Past years featured performances by Fischerspooner, Chicks On Speed, and Scissor Sisters.
The Citizens Band, taking its stylistic cues from the general time period of 1888 to 1928, tackled the subjects of medicine and health. Infused with humor and spiked with political awareness, the group presented a selection of songs that reflected on lovesickness, the field of medicine and health care, as well as the wonders and horrors of the human body. Imagine an assembly of doctors, nurses, and patients who resemble refugees from a lost silent movie. They sing, they dance, they hang from the sky, they contort and employ an atypical theatrical flair to mesmerize, seduce, enlighten and generally entertain.
The Citizens Band are a musical troupe in the old fashioned sense, a like-minded group of artists with an ever-changing line-up and boundless creativity. The cover story in the November issue of PAPER Magazine described, “Their combination of Broadway showmanship and arty charisma make them the most appealing nightlife act to hit downtown in a long, long time.” Led by the core creative directors of actors-musicians-dancers-filmmakers Adam Dugas, Sarah Sophie Flicker, Jorjee Douglass, Chelsea Bacon, Karen Elson, and Paul Cantelon, the group’s performances have featured cameo performances by the likes of actress Maggie Gyllenhaal, musician-actress Rain Phoenix, singer-songwriter Amy Miles, composer Craig Wedren, recording artist Angela McCluskey, and rock goddess Melissa Auf Der Maur.
The Citizens Band believes that great art flourishes in times of political confusion and war. A social conscience is at the core of their being. The Citizens Band likes to remind us – with song, dance and dazzling performance – that we’re all citizens of the same world.
March 8 - 11, 2018
We will present a special solo project by the artist JR.
Image: JR, Migrants, Walking New York City, 2015
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