BEAT IT is a blog for a performance piece created by Erin McMonagle that will be presented at Chashama (217 East 42nd Street) from June 27 until July 4, 2005. Daily updates will be made during the performance.

Thursday, May 19, 2005


AARON MATTOCKS, a Pennsylvanian and Sarah Lawrence College alumnus, performs with Christopher Williams (most recently at P.S. 122 and the John Houseman Theater), and has worked with Kathy Westwater (Dance Theater Workshop), Sara Pearson & Patrik Widrig (City Center), Abby Block (Danspace Project), and the ubiquitous *flash* and pumpkin show (dirty dive bars). This is Aaron's third or 28th appearance on 42nd Street, depending on what counts as an "appearance". He loves the work of Erin McMonagle. At most other times, Aaron is the company manager for the Mark Morris Dance Group.

ERIN MCMONAGLE is so excited to be performing BEAT IT at Chashama! Originally from Minnesota, Erin attended Sarah Lawrence (along with Mr. Mattocks and Ms. Weinberg) and has been creating her own multi-media performance and installation work since then. Currently she is working on a theatrically based performance work that she plans to present in the winter of 2005 / 2006. Erin is also Development Associate at the Swiss Institute - Contemporary Art.

ANNIE WEINBERG is from Pittsburgh, and has just graduated from Sarah Lawrence College with a dual concentration in environmental studies and modern dance. She has performed in works by Philippa Kaye, Sara Smith, and Erin McMonagle. Recent employments include the Mattress Factory Museum in Pittsburgh; a medicinal plant farm in Guatemala; and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in the Bronx. As a child, she starred in three different productions of "Annie". She loves BEAT IT! and is so excited to be working with Erin/Aaron once again.