Upcoming Shows

Check out my new sculpture

Night on Rainbow Mountain

for the group show:

iN Living pattern

opens thursday september 12th 6-8pm

1 metrotech center.

brooklyn, NY

Dirty Churches will be performing a new piece

RED SKY (Mary AI.)

for the opening of the group show

Material Witness

at the Williamsburg Art and Historical Center

Saturday Sept. 14th at 6pm.

135 Broadway. Brooklyn, NY

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I’’ll be performing my new piece for piano and electronics

PIANO ELECTRO

At Mirror in the Woods

Stimulus Progression: Program 22

Saturday Sept. 21st 8-11pm

575 Union St. Brooklyn, NY

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Opera

ERA OF GOOD FEELINGS

An opera by Dirty Churches

Composed by Jesse Gelaznik

Costumes and Art Direction by Rachel Blackwell

Libretto by Heather Green (soprano), Daniel Garcia

Choreography by Alexandra Jacob and Constantine Alexis

La MaMa Galleria is proud to present ERA OF GOOD FEELINGS, a new opera from Dirty Churches. Pulling from the depths of their collective imaginations, Dirty Churches has conjured an ethereal world composed of magical genies, dancing witches, shape-shifting cockroaches, and exterminators. An absurdist spectacle of music, dance and experimental theater, ERA OF GOOD FEELINGS extracts and distorts the drama of traditional operatic archetypes, ruminating on how we may challenge these classic tropes. 

EATER OF HEARTS

An opera by Dirty Churches

Words and music by Jesse Gelaznik

A short, out of body opera that travels through dreams and nightmares to arrive at the judgement of the soul against the feather of truth. Featuring: soprano Catherine Hancock, piano Alex Weston, violin Carolin Pook, viola Eric Elterman, cello Eric Allen, autoharp and samples H. Leon Harris. Recorded by Eric Eleterman at Boomtown Studios in Brooklyn, NY.

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THE AЯTS

Sponsored By Nobody
Written & Directed by Kevin Doyle
Co-Directed by Mike Carlsen
Lighting Design by Rob Lariviere
Composer: Jesse Gelaznik

THE AЯTS is a bold new work of interdisciplinary theatre that deconstructs the history of public funding for the arts in the United States. At once documentary and interactive, this production uses choreography, live cameras, music, and text to contrast the precarious realities of arts funding today with the 1960s Congress hearings that created the National Endowment of the Arts.


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Dirty Churches presents altered environments exploring the intersection of myth, ritual and contemporary urban life through performance art. Their performances feature costumed characters using movement and dance to form dream like narratives with a live soundtrack. Featuring costumed performances by Rachel Blackwell, music by Jesse Gelaznik and auto-harp and 4track samples by H. Leon Harris. Dirty Churches has also collaborated with dancer and choreographer Alexandra Jacob and her partner Constantine Alexis for three contemporary ballet performances Silver Suite, Eater of Hearts and The Exterminator’s Metamorphosis.