Author: Terrence Mosley

In Performance: Catch Coil III (COIL)

Co-presented with The Invisible Dog Art Center Jan 15 – 7pm at The Invisible Dog Art Center 51 Bergen Street, Brooklyn Eleven acts participated in a special COIL edition of the CATCH series at The Invisible Dog. The series – as described by curators Andrew Dinwiddie, Jeff Larson & Caleb Hammons – is an “Obie award-winning, itinerant, rough and ready series of performance even...

In Performance: M.Lamar – Funeral Doom Spiritual (Prototype Festival)

M.LAMAR – FUNERAL DOOM SPIRITUAL Friday January 13, 7pm Saturday January 14, 7pm + 10pm National Sawdust 80 North 6th Street Brooklyn, NY 11249 Funeral Doom Spiritual starts in discord. Strings play wildly and we hear the drone of endless bombs. Time slows as M.Lamar glides to his place at the keys. You crave for the strings and bombs to stop. Duration and intensity are powerful tools in M. ...

In Performance: Ligia Lewis – Minor Matter (American Realness 2017)

Ligia Lewis – Minor Matter (US Premier) Sunday, January 8, 5pm – SOLD OUT* Monday, January 9, 7pm – SOLD OUT* Tuesday, January 10, 4pm – SOLD OUT* Abrons Arts Center, Experimental Theater 466 Grand Street, Manhattan Minor Matter is uncomfortable. Rage in the black body is a polarizing subject in black culture. It’s as personal as a secret. Minor Matter explores the various ways black r...

IN PERFORMANCE: MOLLY LIEBER + ELEANOR SMITH – BASKETBALL (COIL 2017)

Molly Lieber + Eleanor Smith – Basketball (World Premiere) Saturday, Jan 7, 7pm Sunday, Jan 8, 4pm + 7pm Monday, Jan 9, 4pm Tuesday, Jan 10, 7pm at Howard Gilman Performance Space, Baryshnikov Arts Center, 450 West 37th Street, Manhattan Basketball is a team sport. It requires discipline and sharp focus. These virtues are exemplified when the game is played one on one. Molly Lieber and Elean...

In Performance: Forced Entertainment’s Real Magic (Coil 2017)

Forced Entertainment’s Real Magic Thursday, January 5, 6pm Friday, January 6, 3pm Saturday, January 7, 9pm Sunday, Jan 8, 12pm PS122’s COIL Festival at La MaMa, Ellen Stewart Theatre 66 East 4th Street, Manhattan Forced Entertainment’s Real Magic is simple. Three performers play a game where one functions as host and the others as contestants. Contestant #1 has three chances to g...

In Performance: Ni’ja Whitson: A Meditation on Tongues (American Realness)

Ni’ja Whitson: A Meditation on Tongues (World Premiere)  Sunday, January 8, 8:30 PM Monday, January 9, 4 PM American Realness Festival Abrons Arts Center, Underground Theater 466 Grand Street New York, NY United States The performance begins in the cramped corridor of Abrons Arts’ Underground Theatre. Performer Harold Ninja (of the legendary House of Ninja) is framed in a doorway of li...

In Performance: INCOMING! I Do Mind Dying (Under the Radar)

WILDCAT! is a collective of interdisciplinary artists that place their focus on the work of making. Durational and repetitive in nature, what they have made is extremely challenging but highlights the faults of American society at large. It’s hard work and you worry for the performers at times. When you take your seat, you’ll find a manifesto that gives context to what you’ll exp...

In Performance: I UNDERSTAND EVERYTHING BETTER NOW (COIL)

David Neumann and Advanced Beginner Group I UNDERSTAND EVERYTHING BETTER NOW is inspired by the death of David Neumann’s parents which sandwiched Hurricane Sandy. A hurricane is an appropriate metaphor for this performance. We see a flurry of emotions centered around the decline of a man who was once the master of his domain. I UNDERSTAND redefines death as a kind of failure. It uses failure...

In Performance: GO FORTH (COIL)

Rooted in “Going Forth By Day”, a canon of Egyptian Funerary texts, Kaneza Schaal’s GO FORTH has the audience journey to the underworld (technically underwater) to examine the complexities of Death.  This journey is literal. Audience is guided through the basement corridors of the Westbeth Artists Community. The walls are covered in piquant photography and text from “Going ...

In Performance: MIRA EL! (American Realness)

  Antonio Ramos and The Gang Bangers leave little between themselves and audience in this fascinating dance piece that’s all about testing the nature of intimacy.  The performers wear costumes that simultaneously obscure and reveal. This creates a tension that intensifies as the performer’s bodies cut through space. Not just the space on stage but our own personal space. There is ...

Interview: Lars Jan of Early Morning Opera

Lars Jan is a director, designer, writer and media artist, and founding artistic director of Early Morning Opera, the multidisciplinary performance + art lab behind HOLOSCENES, previous works including ABACUS and A SUICIDE BOMBING BY INVITATION ONLY, and the upcoming THE INSTITUTE OF MEMORY (Under the Radar 2016) . His work has received major support from the Experimental Media and Performing Arts...

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