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DiverseWorks on Wednesdays: jhon stronks & Tek Wilson

DiverseWorks on Wednesdays: jhon stronks & Tek Wilson

jhon stronks and Tek Wilson, members of the DiverseWorks Artist Board, reveal their unique artistic processes and how they navigate performing on the stage, in the gallery, and in unexpected public spaces.

Sponsored by Saint Arnold Brewing Company and Topo Chico USA.

jhon stronks is a dance maker whose passion for giving addresses the gaps between what is perceived and what is present, landing his work somewhere between a cry for personal consciousness and a plea for social justice. Stronks’ choreography combines the fundamental elements of composition and choreography with a convergence of movement styles and techniques drawn from his personal foundation. Stronks’ alternative dance-making systems result is the creation of an open space for movement to inhabit, where the context is clear, the eye has choices, and the viewer gets to decide.

Tek Wilson is a theater artist based in Houston. As an actor, she has worked with Main Street Theatre, Catastrophic Theater, Infernal Bridegroom Productions, Celebration Theatre, Theater Lab, Bobbindoctrin Puppet Theatre and others. In 2013, Wilson performed in Heather and Ivan Morison’s exhibition and performance Slyk Chaynjis at DiverseWorks. In 2014, the Morison’s invited Wilson to Germany to star in their piece All’s Well That Ends. Currently, Wilson is collaborating on the development and production of Alva Hascall’s script Winifred, based on the life and experiences of Winifred Wagner. An early version of Winifred was staged at DiverseWorks in April 2014. Wilson is also serving as the editor of Robert Ellerman’s book about Stanislavsky’s and Strasberg’s work on the evolution of the System and the Method.