Janet Kuypers’ Expressions: Festive Seasons show
with live keyboard & electric bass guitar music played with a bow
Below are writing links and video links from a November 5th 2016 (12/3/16, or 20161203) poetry performance (with costume changes for every poem reading) of Janet Kuypers’ Austin poetry feature through Expressions: Festive Seasons live in Austin Texas at the Bahá’í Center (at 2215 E M Franklin Ave, Austin, TX 78723).
Because the theme of the night with other features focused on end of the year celebrations, Janet Kuypers included new writings about annual celebrations, solstices, and even Saturnalia and New Year’s celebrations (all with live electric bass music played with a bow).
Before the show started she also released copies to most everyone there of a chapbook of the writings she was performing in her show (in the order they were performed), and all of the pieces from this reading were also released electronically in a “Akitu” chapbook, which you can download as a PDF file for free any time.
There is also a YouTube playlist of the videos of this show (plus a bonus YouTube playlist of the videos of Christmas-themed poems read after the show, including videos of these pieces read in other locations in the past too), and there are also two additional web page listings for the videos from this show — one is at Scars Video (at www.artvilla.com/scars), and the other is from the main listing at artvilla.
Below are video links to the live performance of “Akitu” at Expressions: Festive Seasons in Austin.
The full show: