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P4M.Online.Video.Festival.DAY09: The Wooster Group (USA)

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Contemporary Performance is hosting an online video festival of performance works and excerpts from 06.14.2010 to 07.02.2010. We’ve curated some of our favorite user submissions and online videos from today’s leading contemporary artists and embeded them here. The videos range in purpose and content and include rehearsal videos, process videos, performance documentation, lectures, made for video, dance on camera, video art, and vj.

DAY 09

The Wooster Group (NYC, USA)

The Wooster Group is a New York City-based experimental theater company known for creating numerous original dramatic works. It gradually emerged during 1975-1980 from Richard Schechner’s The Performance Group (1967-1980) and took its name in 1980 (the 1975-1980 independent productions being retroactively attributed to the Group). The ensemble is since directed by Elizabeth LeComp. The Group’s home is the Performing Garage in SoHo.

House Lights

House/Light. Wooster Group. Enacted Art: Media-Performance Seminar. K.I.T., Kanonhallen 1997
Video: TVF. © TVF 1997
TVF Art Archive: www.artvideo.tv see: Seminars &Lectures

LSD

This extract from a South Bank Show documentary focusses on the first section of The Wooster Group’s LSD performance.

Hamlet

Fragment próby “Hamleta” nowojorskiego The Wooster Group. 3.08.2009

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Caden Manson is Editor In Chief and Curator of Contemporary Performance Network and co-founder and artistic director of Big Art Group, a New York City performance company founded in 1999.

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