DISCO into the ABYSS-O | art rock disco dance party | starring… GUITARING: Gilmore Tamny | DANCING: Liz Roncka | BEATZ: Jef Czekaj | VIDEOGRAPHY: George Luke
Jef Czekaj is a cartoonist, children’s book author and illustrator, and musician. He has illustrated four books, and written and illustrated six picture books and one graphic novel. His books Hip and Hop, Don’t Stop!, Cat Secrets, The Circulatory Story, and Yes, Yes, Yaul!, were all chosen as Junior Library Guild selections. Cat Secrets was a finalist in GoodReads Best Books of 2011 and A Call for a New Alphabet was named a “Must-read” book by the Massachusetts Center for the Book. His comic, Grampa and Julie: Shark Hunters, ran in Nickelodeon Magazine for more than 10 years. A collection of the first three years of the comic was published with the help of a Xeric Foundation Grant and distributed by Top Shelf. He DJs for an award-winning hip-hop group under an assumed name. Jef lives and works in Somerville, MA. Find more info here.
George Luke lives and works in Boston, Massachusetts and often co-conspires in many mysterious artistic projects.
Liz Roncka is a performing artist working in the genres of movement improvisation and contemporary dance. She is passionately devoted to performative improvisation-based collaborations with experimental sound and movement artists. She is an accomplished solo artist and teacher whose work has been presented across the United States and internationally in France, and Hungary since 1991. Liz has performed original work at a range of prominent venues including the Dance Theater Workshop, Center for Performance Research, Five Myles, and Spoke the Hub in New York City, Canaldanse, Kiosque Flottant, Chez Adel and Galerie G in Paris, the Ludwig Museum and MU Szinhaz in Budapest, and the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston University, the Boston Center for the Arts, and the New England Conservatory in Boston. She has taught internationally at Canaldanse in Paris and locally at Green Street Studios, Boston College, Bridgewater State College, the American College Dance Festival and currently at Boston University.
Gilmore Tamny is the author of My Days with Millicent, the wondrous, British-lady whodunit that is being serialized on OE. She is a writer and musician who lives in Somerville, MA., and she has a tumblr of line drawings here.