Totally Legit "Improv Performance" Needs Nude Female Volunteers

Today a co-worker handed me a poster he discovered in the lobby of a local ping pong/art venue:

This poster raises a number of concerning questions, such as:

  • WTF?

I'm can't help but to think this is all a front for some new age cult who needs virgins to “sacrifice” in a drug fuelled psycho-sexual ritual.  But then again, I've read too many Robert Anton Wilson books.

In all seriousness, what does shamanism have to do with improv?  Does one risk ridicule by using Reddit comments as endorsements?  And don't performers normally, you know, get paid?  Perhaps these questions will be answered if you attend the show, assuming said show exists.

But the most troubling aspect of this poster is meta-contextual: has my approach to dating up until this point been completely wrong?  Should I be printing flyers asking women to show up my house naked for an “improv performance”?  Part of me is tempted to cross out the guy's name and number and scratch in my own, then put the poster back and see what happens. 

That's the kind of “Risk for Deep Love” I'm willing to take.

Comments (5)

Do your research kids. This guy has been doing “performance art” in this city since the days of the old Mabuhay Gardens in North Beach. It’s the most terrible and disturbing abuse of musical instruments and naked bodies your eyes have ever seen . dont miss it

Seconded. A Frank Moore performance will melt your brain. I will always remember my first exposure to him on late night public access TV the first time I visited Berkeley. I wondered what the hell I was watching, but couldn’t bring myself to change the channel.

The single strangest performance I ever saw was Frank Moore singing a duet of “I’ve Got You, Babe.” 15 years later I still can’t talk about it without dissolving into stuttering, nervous laughter, and the feeling that something remains deeply, deeply wrong.

hi, Greg! I see that you have been wondering about me. My resume is at http://www.eroplay.com/Cave/resume.html; my bio is at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_Moore_(performance_artist); a lot of videos of my performances and etc. are up at https://vimeo.com/channels/frankmoore .

I hope you can come to my performance this Saturday!

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RISK FOR DEEP LOVE

a ritual audience participation experience experiment
Frank Moore, world-known shaman performance artist,
will conduct improvised passions of musicians, actors, dancers, and audience members
in a laboratory setting to create altered realities of fusion beyond taboos.
Bring your passions and musical instruments and your senses of adventure and humor.
Other than that,
ADMISSION IS FREE!
(But donations are encouraged.)
ARE YOU HUMAN ENOUGH FOR THIS?

Saturday, June 2, 2012
 8pm

TEMESCAL ART CENTER
511 48th Street
Oakland, CA 94609-2058
For more information
Call: 510-526-7858

I just saw the same flyer outside Berkeley Bowl this morning. Is this a regular performance he gives with a rotating cast? I kind of want to watch for the morbid curiosity factor, but I feel like I’d quickly regret it.

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