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Obscura Society NY: Victorian Hypnosis at the Salon Mexicano

an atmospheric evening of immersive performance, lecture, live music & artisan tequila cocktails

On January 16th, the New York Obscura Society and Carte Blanche Performance transform ACME Studio into a Mexican-inspired Victorian salon, replete with artisan tequila cocktails and live music that fuses traditional Mexican and contemporary influences. This vibrant world will be the setting for a most unusual immersive performance that engages audience members in a historically-inspired hypnosis demonstration.
Begin the evening with a lecture by Daniel Ryan of the Center for Integrative Hypnosis, on the history of hypnosis performance and its development as a a therapeutic method. Then, get lost in Carte Blanche's hypnosis-based performance which invites a willing audience member to open their unconscious world to the creative process of the performers. Three hypnosis sessions will provide a palate of content as a laboratory of multidisciplinary artists work simultaneously, devising images, sound and movement inspired by the subconscious creative visualizations of the participants. 
Throughout the night, revel in the "dusty rose" atmosphere of 19th-century Mexico as you sip hand-crafted Clase Azul tequila cocktails and move to the unique and lively sounds by musicians from Jarana Beat.  Enjoy tastes from Salsa Pistolero and try your luck at winning a piece of unique artisan craft from the East Village shop, La Sirena Mexican Folk Art, in the silent auction ongoing throughout the evening.  
This vivacious, informational and mysterious evening of partying and performance is not to be missed!

Tickets: $50 Early Bird / $60 after January 5th
Open Bar. Artisan Tequila Cocktails included with entry.
Guests are invited to come in Victorian Mexicana inspired costume.
Saturday January 16th, 2016 7-10pm 
at ACME Studios
63 North 3rd Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY 11249
Carte Blanche Performance
Director/Hypnotist Character: Shandoah Goldman
Dancer: Laura Bartczak
Composer: Christopher North
Video Artists: Lauren Petty & Shaun Irons
Costumes: Asa B. Thornton 

Live music by musicians of Jarana Beat
Event Sponsors: 

Clase Azul Tequila 

Salsa Pistolero

La Sirena