José Resident Artist @ Kickstarter for LQQK Visual EP
Sep
10
to Dec 31

José Resident Artist @ Kickstarter for LQQK Visual EP

LQQK Visual EP

 Crowdfunding campaign & RESIDENCY

I will launch a crowdfunding campaign at the end of this month to raise essential funds for my debut EP. 

We will raise $15,000 to bring my vision to life. 

We'll film and record the 4 track piece throughout my residency at Kickstarter with an anticipated January 2020 release.

 Please give when it's live!


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José Choreographs @ The Flea Theater's "Season of Anarchy" ft. works by Mac Wellman & Taylor Mac
Sep
26
to Nov 1

José Choreographs @ The Flea Theater's "Season of Anarchy" ft. works by Mac Wellman & Taylor Mac

Choreographer @ The Flea Theater's "Season of Anarchy" ft. works by Mac Wellman & Taylor Mac

 Workshops July/August; Open to Public September 26 

I have been invited to choreograph two shows at the Flea ft. The Bats!  Check out the release in the NYT here.

The Fez (World Premiere) dir. Michael Raine and The Sandalwood Box dir. Tyler Thomas & Kate Moore Heaney open September 26 and run through November 1. 

More info
&
Tickets

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LQQK Open Mic to benefit Aaokoma Project
Jul
31
7:30 PM19:30

LQQK Open Mic to benefit Aaokoma Project

LQQK Open Mic

WEDNESDAY July 31

In honor of Minority Mental Health Month our open mic will raise funds for Aaokoma Project, which addresses African American youth mental health through culturally relevant programming and clinical care

Have work to share?  Come through to the Counting Room in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. It’s the first stop on the Bedford L, and each month we raise money for a particular cause.

FB Event & Donation Link coming soon

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LQQK at Interrobang?! Come 7/10 or 7/12 so you can cheer me on as the New York Times is in the housseeee!!!!
Jul
10
to Jul 15

LQQK at Interrobang?! Come 7/10 or 7/12 so you can cheer me on as the New York Times is in the housseeee!!!!

José performs at Interrobang?! Festival at the Brick Theater off the Lorimer/Metropolitan L/G in Williamsburg, Brooklyn!

Shows @ 8pm….I play the following nights

Wednesday July 10 (FB Event) (Tickets)

Friday July 12 (FB Event) (Tickets)

Saturday July 13 (FB Event) (Tickets)

Monday July 15 (FB Event) (Tickets)

Come 7/10 or 7/12 so you can cheer me on as the New York Times is in the housseeee!!!!

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LQQK: Music • Video • Art @ Counting Room
Apr
17
7:30 PM19:30

LQQK: Music • Video • Art @ Counting Room

LQQK April 17: Ondina & José Rivera Jr.
¡1st Edition!

Join us at The Counting Room for a cozy Wednesday evening semi- acoustic concert, featuring new original music by artists Ondina (Rebecca Hidalgo) & José Rivera Jr.

LQQK is a monthly event at The Counting Room curated by José Rivera Jr., showcasing new works from artists who perform in varying disciplines.
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7:30PM
Tickets: $5-$10 sliding scale
Purchase

- in advance on Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lqqk-41719-ft-ondina-and-jose-rivera-jr-tickets-59805010396

- @ the door

José & Ondina are both multidisciplinary artists whose work brings together the worlds of music, dance and video art.
They are each part of the queer & LatinX communities, and make work that is heavily personal, extravagant and entertaining.

Having worked together on many theatre, dance, and video projects over the years; performing all over NYC & Europe— this dynamic duo will now showcase their individual music projects at the first edition of LQQK.

Bios:

José is a vocalist, choreographer & video artist currently based in NYC. He is creating his first visual EP entitled “LQQK”, which will have components for both stage & screen
www.joseishere.com
IG: https://www.instagram.com/joseishere/

Ondina recently moved to Reykjavík, Iceland, where she continues to work as a singer/songwriter, choreographer, circus artist and actor.
www.rebeccahidalgo.com
IG: https://www.instagram.com/___ondina/

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AUDITIONS FOR QUEER KID STUFF PRIDE VIDEO
Apr
7
2:30 PM14:30

AUDITIONS FOR QUEER KID STUFF PRIDE VIDEO

Queer Kid Stuff is an LGBTQ+ and social justice web series for all ages. We are making a music video for World Pride 2019 and need to cast TWO dancers (hip hop, flow, pop, jazz, athletic).

This is a paid opportunity! All body types, ethnicities, and abilities welcome. QTPOC+ highly encouraged to audition.

Auditions will take place on Sunday, April 7th from 2pm-6pm. Shoot dates are April 27th & 28th with two rehearsals that same week.
Please email business@queerkidstuff.com with your headshot and resume to book a slot.

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José performs in The Gay Science @ Center for Performance Research's Spring Movement Festival
Apr
5
7:30 PM19:30

José performs in The Gay Science @ Center for Performance Research's Spring Movement Festival

Friday April 5
7:30pm
Center for Performance Research
361 Manhattan Ave, Williamsburg

José performs alongside Julieta Cavagna in The Gay Science (titled after Nietzsche's nihilist text) is a work of dance-theater exploring the malleability of self in all its uncanny, mediated, 21st-century iterations. This work embraces puppet aesthetics in order to explore these themes in an analog world of 2-D limbs.

Created and directed by Anna Lublina

GET TICKETS HERE

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LQQK at The Glove as part of the Exponential Festival, Bushwick, Brooklyn
Jan
28
to Jan 30

LQQK at The Glove as part of the Exponential Festival, Bushwick, Brooklyn

LQQK, The Way I Look

José Rivera Jr.

at The Glove

January 28 - 29 @ 8pm*  

Inquiries, directions, or RSVPs, email: ExpFestGloveTix@gmail.com

Featuring José Rivera Jr. (New Museum, YouTube), Breeanah Breeden (Proteo Media), and Benedict Nguyen (Whitney, Issue Project Room).

LQQK, The Way I Look is the premiere concert performance of the music from José Rivera Jr's debut EP of the same name. Stereotypes of masculinity and the illusion of “fitting in” metamorphose as style, still and moving image, dance, and music move toward a queer future for all.

José Rivera Jr. is a vocalist, choreographer, and video artist.  José is creating his first visual EP entitled "LQQK," which will have components for both stage and screen. www.joseishere.com 

* LQQK, The Way I Look will share a bill as part of Exponential Variety 2, featuring Exponential artists presenting  pleasurable, thrilling, messy, dreamy new short works.

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José performs music from LQQK at Bowery Poetrywith LaTiDo DC
Jan
7
8:30 PM20:30

José performs music from LQQK at Bowery Poetrywith LaTiDo DC

José performs “Body” and “het ij/HeySong” from his debut visual EP LQQK to be released Fall of 2019!

hyg•ge | ˈh(j)uːɡə/ | noun 
A quality of coziness and comfortable conviviality that engenders a feeling of contentment or well-being (regarded as a defining characteristic of Danish culture).

Forget New Years resolutions -- Join La Ti Do NYC for an evening of post-holiday recovery as we celebrate all the things that make us feel warm & fuzzy inside.

https://www.bowerypoetrystudios.com/events/2019/01/07/ltdboweryjan

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José at PROTOTYPE Festival in Times Square withCaroline Shaw and LEIMAY
Jan
7
4:00 PM16:00

José at PROTOTYPE Festival in Times Square withCaroline Shaw and LEIMAY

PROTOTYPE: OUT OF BOUNDS

http://prototypefestival.org/shows/out-of-bounds/

January 7 at 4pm and 7pm | Free Admission at Times Square | Broadway between 43rd Street and 44th Street.

José dances with the LEIMAY ensemble to Grammy Award Winning composition Partita for 8 Voices. Full description below!!

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PROTOTYPE presents its third iteration of Out of Bounds, a platform for new vocal performance pieces taking place in unlikely locations throughout New York. Through the works, public sites will become temporary spaces of contact, exchange, and refreshed social dynamics. Out of Bounds 2019 will feature Partita for 8 Voices, where composer Caroline Shaw’s seminal work meets the vast illuminated canyon of Times Square for its first ever publicly staged performance. Drawing inspiration from the work of artist Sol LeWitt, square dance calls, Inuit-inspired hocketing, and the American folk hymn “Shining Shore”, this Pulitzer Prize-winning piece will be performed in its entirety by Grammy-winning ensemble Roomful of Teeth.
 
Partita for 8 Voices
10 years since beginning to write Partita for 8 Voices, a multi-year process involving extended residencies, vocal training, and walks to Times Square in the middle of the night, Pulitzer Prize winning composer Caroline Shaw is joined by the Grammy Award winning ensemble, Roomful of Teeth, to stage the Partita for 8 Voices as an environmental public artwork on Times Square.
 

*In case of severe weather on January 7, performances will take place the following day on January 8.
25 Minutes | Original image by Michael Grimm

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LQQK FÊTE at The Counting Room Williamsburg, Brooklyn
Dec
4
7:00 PM19:00

LQQK FÊTE at The Counting Room Williamsburg, Brooklyn

A New Performance Series of New Music, Dance, Video, and Art

TICKETS - lqqk.eventbrite.com


Tuesday December 4 atThe Counting Room
44 Berry Street, Brooklyn, NY
Doors 7pm | Shows 8pm

$15 in advance // $20 door

ft performances by
Bree Breeden & Kathleen Kelley (Proteo Media)
Benedict Nguyen (Whitney, Issue Project Room)
Cesar González and Cristina Ramos (Studio G, SLT)
Karl Ronneburg(UMich, New School)
Jorge Morales-Picó(Big Dance Theater, WWTNS?)
José Rivera Jr.(YouTube, New Museum)
Pepper Levain(Berlin, VICE DE)
Sarah Hartshorne(Lady Parts Justice, ANTM)
&DJ TRx(Hot Rabbit, Broome Street, Ace Hotel)

Hosted byJames Allan Clements(WWTNS?, NYU)

All proceeds directly benefit the creation and collaborators working with José on his debut visual EP entitled LQQK, The Way I Look.

Photo by Tiye Rose Hood

Photo by Tiye Rose Hood

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José performs in "Extinct" by Kate Douglas
Nov
29
to Dec 15

José performs in "Extinct" by Kate Douglas

A Theatrical Office Experience

Welcome to AllCorp, where productivity is touted as the key to happiness, a strange infestation of plants is growing up through people’s desks, and no one stops to wonder why. From a creative team of immersive theater veterans comes a surreal office experience that explores our culture of routine over reflection and what we are killing to make a killing.

Tickets are extremely limited, so book now.

https://www.extinct.work

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José Choreographs Lady Parts Justice 2018 Golden Probe Awards
Oct
20
7:30 PM19:30

José Choreographs Lady Parts Justice 2018 Golden Probe Awards

Five time Grammy and Emmy nominated comedian Margaret Cho hosts the most important award show ever! Dubbed “Sexism’s Most Glamorous Night,” Lady Parts Justice's Golden Probes are an extravaganza of comedy and music, created to raise awareness about the politicians running for office this fall who pose the biggest threat to reproductive rights! 

WATCH THE FULL AWARD SHOW HERE - https://ladypjustice.com/aiovg_videos/2018-golden-probe-awards/

Along with Cho, the Probes is also thrilled to announce special appearances by Stormy Daniels, Lizz Winstead (The Daily Show, founder of Lady Parts Justice), Taylor SchillingNatasha LyonneJessica Pimentel (Orange Is the New Black), Dan Savage (Host of Savage Lovecast, Writer of Savage Love), Jordan Klepper (The Opposition w/ Jordan Klepper), Dulcé Sloan (The Daily Show), Kathy Najimy (King of the Hill), Michelle Buteau (WNYC’s Late Night Whenever), Brian UngerMike Hot-PenceHolly MirandaAmbrosia ParsleyFranchesca "Chescaleigh" Ramsey WITH MORE ANNOUNCEMENTS TO COME!

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Mar
13
to Mar 18

José Asst's Meredith Monk in World Premiere of 'Cellular Songs' at Brooklyn Academy of Music

Meredith Monk has spent more than five decades exploring and expanding the capacity of that most essential instrument: the human voice. Returning to BAM after the ecstatic hymn to compassion On Behalf of Nature (2014 Next Wave), Monk and the four women of her peerless vocal ensemble present a new work, continuing their investigation of the interconnected, ineffable relationship between humans and the natural world.

Pairing voice with movement, instrumentation, and a site-specific video installation, Cellular Songs contemplates the fundamental unit of life and its relation to the universe. Drawing inspiration from biological processes—layering, division, replication, mutation—Monk looks to underlying systems in nature that can serve as a prototype for human behavior in our tumultuous world.

Music and direction by Meredith Monk
Costume design and scenography by Yoshio Yabara
Lighting design by Joe Lavasseur
Sound design by Eli Walker

Commissioned by BAM

Full program via BAM Website here - > https://www.bam.org/theater/2018/cellular-songs

Meredith's history @ BAM  > https://www.bam.org/artists/meredith-monk

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Nov
30
9:30 PM21:30

José plays music from LQQK @ Club Cumming X WWTNS 'Cumming for Puerto Rico'

José performs music from LQQK at Club Cumming November 30 @ 10pm.

TICKETS HERE -> https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wwtns-presents-cumming-for-puerto-rico-tickets-39795248660?utm_source=eb_email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=new_event_email&utm_term=viewmyevent_button

 What Will the Neighbors Say? is thrilled to be teaming up with Alan Cumming and Daniel Nardicio at Club Cumming for a fundraiser to support the relief efforts in Puerto Rico after the devastation of Hurricanes Maria and Irma.

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