Not Man Apart

Physical Theatre Ensemble

Transforming the myth of the “starving artist” by creating confidence, belief, and a voice that matters.

Transforming the myth of the “starving artist” by creating confidence, belief, and a voice that matters.

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PAST PROJECTS

Jipe Moyo: A Benefit Show for Tanzanian Children in Need of Medical Care

This concert raised over $4,000 to support 4 children in Africa have a life altering surgery to correct Spinal Tuberculosis.  These children went on to get their education in boarding schools.  As a result of working with Art & Action, Masha Balovlenkov, went on to launch “Stand Tall International” to continue raising funds for children in need. October 30, 2014

 

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Seattle Vintage Circus Fundraiser
at Velocity

A colorful and dynamic Seattle performance festival hosted by Not Man Apart, featuring Artists Christian Swenson, Scott Davies, Matthew Kirk, Kat Murphy, Charlotte Smith, and Anne-Marie Talmadge.  This concert raised funds and the West Coast awareness of Art & Action.  August 7th, 2015

 

Artist Bazaar

Our Artist Bazaar was a HUGE hit at the Brewery ArtWalk.  We featured over 15 Artists including Ocean Urth Jewelry by, Cori Ann Ketchum, Chinese watercolors by, Laurienne Singer & Angela Hsin, and designer pillows, by Joey Cuellar to name a few!  April 27th, 2014

 

 

Viewpoints Workshop

Over 20 Artist came to experience the Viewpoints Workshop Led by Jonathan CK Williams.  This was an impacting collaborative environment that supported this artist network expand their performance through the combination and use of ensemble building exercises, somatic movement techniques, as well as practice in a sampling of specific aspects of the Viewpoints Method.  May 29, 2014 & June 5, 2014

 

Concert: Magic Mirror

Dark and melodic, Magic Mirror created an intimate concert that was uniquely LA.  Audience was drawn into their poignant songs.  August 21, 2014

 

Jones Welsh presents
Performance Zoo LA

A fun variety show of Local L.A. performance “wildlife” led by Art and Action CoFounder, Jones Welsh.  This evening featured local artists and benefited Not Man Apart-Physical Theater Ensemble's Spring Show: The Superhero and his Charming Wife. February 6, 2016

NMA Company Training and Workshop

This 6 week in-depth training included Physical Theater techniques such as Viewpoint practice, Contact Improvisation, dynamic partnering, Fluid Systems, body mechanics, Meyerhold, voice and breath, clown and comedy, and Not Man Aparts’ very own energy delivery and power building techniques. December 17, 2015

 

Sioux ZQ's
Post-Apocalyptic Aerial Army, in:
"The Wizard of the Apocalypse!"

Sioux ZQ is a Los Angeles based aerialist and choreographer, who teaches and performs at various locations throughout the city.  This was her debut performance dynamically showcasing her students in “The Wizard of the Apocalypse”. December 5, 2015

THE CREEPS BALL

The Creeps Ball was an eerie and magical masquerade gala celebrating diversity and awareness of marginalized people. With the guidance of Art & Action, Catherine Waller, raised funds for her international tour of “The Creeps” and donated parts of the proceeds to the Los Angeles LBGT youth homeless center.  This was our first live and international performance that included dancers performing from all parts of the globe a “Freedom” dance, choreographed by Charles Roy. July 15, 2016

 

 

 

AmaTerra Dance Performance

Art and Action premiered Critical Mass Dance Company's work AmaTerra in June 2016. This 'blacklight dance theater,' blended dance, aerial arts, and flow arts. This event also featured the Sierra Club who hosted a live interactive butterfly observatory preshow.  Kids and adults were uplifted and inspired to create a cleaner, more beautiful, ecofriendly, environment. Nov. 15&16, 2014