Author: Caden Manson (Editor In Chief)

Emerging: Present Attempt’s (UK) NETWORKS 1.0

NETWORKS 1.0 For the performance, Networks 1.0, Present Attempt went on a 24 hour journey that started and finished in London and attempted to connect all the people in the world! They traveled around the country as they met and made friends with people along the way, physically traversing people’s social networks in order to build a human-sized map of inter-connectivity. They began in London at 1...

Highlights: Festival d’Automne a Paris

Heiner Goebbels I Went To The House But Did Not Enter [singlepic id=128 w= h= float=]Three tableaux based on four texts by T.S. Eliot, Maurice Blanchot, Franz Kafka and Samuel Beckett challenge the very principles of narration. Heiner Goebbels has set them to music and in space, offering them scope. “Narrative?  No.  No narrative. Never again.” [Maurice Blanchot] Tailor-made for the Hilliard Ensem...

Highlights: CPR- Center for Performance Research Fall 2009 (NYC)

DANCE / MULTI-MEDIA PERFORMANCE / INTERNET Website Impersonations: The Ten Most Visited #2 – www.google.com Ursula Endlicher Saturday, October 3 -8pm -$10 With google.com Ursula Endlicher closes her ten-part circle of “Website Impersonations: The Ten Most Visited”. This live performance series, which utilizes Web Code as choreography, will include dancers, performers, the audienc...

Highlights: Barbican BITE2009

[singlepic id=112 w= h= float=] Gospels of Childhood The Triptych Teatr ZAR This spiritual and sensual experience is a three-part ritualistic lamentation on birth, death, pleasure and pain, told through song, chanting and movement. ————————————————————————...

In Performance: NORDWIND FESTIVAL at the Hebbel Am Ufer (Berlin, Germany)

NORDWIND FESTIVAL at the Hebbel Am Ufer FROM 30 SEPTEMBER UNTIL 7 OCTOBER 2009 The re-discovery of pathos and emotion is at the focus of the Nordwind Festival 2009. “I have nothing, absolutely nothing in common with the middle-European mentality… Theatre has to be a wolf and not a sheep. It is not an economic transaction.” (Kristian Smeds) [singlepic id=116 w= h= float=] KRISTIAN SMEDS is Finland’...

Highlights: PS 122 Fall 2009

PS 122 Fall 2009 Highlights Kurt Henschläger ZEE Oct 28 – Nov 15 (2 shows per hour) Wed – Fri 5 – 10:00pm Sat 2 – 10:00pm Sun 12:00pm – 6:00pm at 3LD Art & Technology Center [singlepic id=97 w= h= float=] ZEE proposes a state of “tabula rasa” (latin for blank slate), where one’s perceptual framework is first reset and then recalibrated. The audie...

Digest: News for the week of August 24-30, 2009

Below is the weekly digest for the week of August 24-30, 2009. Featured: Gisèle Vienne (Paris, France) August 29th, 2009 [imagebrowser id=5] Highlights: de Internationale Keuze 2009 (Rotterdam, Netherlands) August 28th, 2009 [imagebrowser id=31] Highlights: Abrons Arts Center Fall 2009 August 27th, 2009[imagebrowser id=32] Highlights: Time-Based Art Festival at PICA (Portland, Oregon) August 26th,...

Highlights: de Internationale Keuze 2009 (Rotterdam, Netherlands)

This three-week international festival provides visitors with a chance to see a number of special international performances. Some of the productions chosen stand out for their failure to comply with the rules and widely-held opinions of the conventional world of theater. (from the Holland Visitors Site) [nggallery id=31] From  the Artistic Director’s Statement for 2009 In theatre diffidence...

Highlights: Abrons Arts Center Fall 2009

FISICOFOLLIA A Performa 09 Presentation November 5 | 8 pm Taking its title from the 1913 Futurist manifesto Del Teatro di Varietà (The Theater of Variety), Fisicofollia re-imagines the theatrical atmosphere of the notoriously wild “Futurist evenings” from the viewpoint of cutting-edge contemporary Italian artists. The History of the Future II November 6 & 7 | 8 pm Franklin Furnace, the indispe...

Highlights: Time-Based Art Festival at PICA (Portland, Oregon)

Portland Institute for Contemporary Art’s annual convergence of contemporary performance, dance, music, new media and visual arts projects in Portland, Oregon. Now in its seventh year, the Time-Based Art (TBA) Festival is presented from September 3-13, 2009 with visual art installations running until October 18. HIGHLIGHTS [singlepic id=87 w= h= float=] Raimund Hoghe Boléro Variations (USA Premier...

Highlights: Zürcher Theater Spektakel (Zurich, Switzerland)

Highlights from the  Zürcher Theater Spektakel (Zurich, Switzerland) August 13 – 30, 2009 Lola Arias Mi vida después [singlepic id=108 w= h= float=] What was my country like when I was born? What was my parents’ generation like? And what about my own generation? Such questions assume a different importance when addressed by author and playwright Lola Arias and the protagonists of «Mi vida de...

In Performance: deufert + plischke (Sophiensaele, Berlin)

Anarchiv #1: I am not a zombie a performance by and with deufert + plischke, Jeroen Peeters and Marcus Steinweg 27 and 28 August, 9.30 PM at Sophiensaele, Berlin [singlepic id=103 w= h= float=] At night in a graveyard the zombie appears as a living dead, wounded and ravaged by life. Archives contain documents from a past that the living want to preserve. A collection that seeks to maintain what on...