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Interview: Anya Liftig (Roots in Kentucky USA) NSFW

Kentucky is known for a lot of things, but, let’s face it, contemporary art isn’t really one of them.  That is rapidly changing.  I will introduce you to artists with Kentucky roots who are dedicated to performance and are helping to shape the dialogue far beyond the borders of the Bluegrass state. Meet Anya Liftig (say hey y’all).   Anya’s work has been featured at TATE Modern, Highways Performance Space, Exit Art, [performance space] london, Performmer Stammtisch Berlin, Dimanche Rouge Paris, Roves and Roams and OVADA Oxford UK, Chashama, Month of Performance Art Berlin, Eyedrum, Grace Exhibition Space, Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Galapagos, The Flea, Performance Art Institute–San Francisco, Chez Bushwick, Socrates Sculpture Park, Yale University, Center for Performance ...

Opportunities: Call For Artist Proposals – RECESS 2013-2014 (NYC)

Session invites artists to use one of two flexible spaces in Soho and Red Hook, New York, to realize long-term projects that take advantage of a built-in public audience. Though similar to a residency program, Session goes beyond the traditional structure to provide resources and facilitate interactions between artist and audience throughout the creative process. Sessions last 6-12 weeks. Applications will be used to fill Sessions spring 2013 – summer 2014. To apply please visit Recess’s Application Page here recessactivities.org/play/apply. Next application deadline: March 15, 2013 11:59pm. About Recess Recess is an artists’ workspace that is open to the public. Recess facilitates every-day interactions between artists and audiences in order to promote the productive space of ...

Contemporary Performance releases APAPP on iPhone, Android and html5

Contemporary Performance is pleased to announce the launch of  the inaugural version of APAPP, the Annual Performance App,  in iOS, Android and HTML5. Available now. APAPP, the Annual Performance App, a companion app tailored to the spectrum of performance events and festivals held Januarys in New York. APAPP provides listings, maps, calendars and ways for users to network about the festivals and shows they attend while integrating with established social media outlets such as Facebook, Twitter, foursquare and Contemporary Performance’s site of performance-makers from around the globe. APAPP (v4.5) allows users to: Discover information about festivals and venues for Under The Radar, Coil 13, American Realness, Other Forces, Prototype Festival, La MaMa Squirts Festival, New York Live Arts L...

Announcement: Contemporary Performance Launching APAPP (Annual Performance App)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE     Contemporary Performance is pleased to announce the inaugural version of APAPP,  the Annual Performance App, a companion app available in iOS, Android and HTML5 tailored to the incredible and exciting spectrum of performance events and festivals held Januarys in New York. Leveraging a refined functionality, APAPP provides listings, maps, calendars and ways for users to network about the festivals and shows they attend while integrating with established social media outlets such as Facebook, Twitter, foursquare and CP’s own site of 15,000+ performance-makers from around the globe. APAPP (v0.12)* allows users to: ★ discover information about festivals and venues ★ see a listing of performances and add shows to personal or public calendars ★ post their attendance of ...

Feature: Thomas Albrecht

I first met Thomas Albrecht last year at the LEXLAKLOU – an International Live Arts Kongress in Kentucky.   A year out from LEXLAKLOU and as the Lexington Art League gets ready to launch its performance art exhibition, APPROACH, I wanted to check in with Thomas and get some of his reflections about his time in the Bluegrass. Thomas Albrecht’s performances explore ritual and language in public spaces, prodding cultural beliefs and individual doubts. His current projects involve duration and elements of absurdist theater, laying bare contingency in human constructions and slippage between truth and fiction. He has performed throughout the United States and in Europe, and has initiated unscheduled interventions on sidewalks in multiple U.S. cities; his interactions with local police hav...

First Person: Brett Bailey and Berliner Festspiele (Berlin, Germany)

Earlier this month I saw a piece by South African Artist Brett Bailey and it continues to disturb me so I reckon it’s time to blog about it. The piece, part of the Berliner Festspiele Foreign Affairs festival, is a work titled Exhibit B and recreates the unthinkable “human zoos” of the 18th and 19th century with teh intent of shining a light on the ruin of colonialism across Africa. It took place in the eerie, beautiful, catacombs of the Kleiner Wasserspeicher, an ancient water tower, now haunting art gallery and performance space. The brick bunker of the Kleiner Wasserspeicher, built beneath a hill, has petal shaped rooms that curve into one another. The space is cold and dark, but was breathtakingly lit for this production. The rooms were fashioned as museum installations and spect...

Featured: Rae Goodwin (Kentucky, USA)

Kentucky is known for a lot of things (smooth bourbon, fast horses, beautiful women).  But, let’s face it, contemporary art isn’t really one of them.  That is rapidly changing.    Over the next few months, I will introduce you to some of the artists and organizations who are dedicated to performance and are helping to shape the conversation far beyond the borders of the Bluegrass state. Meet Rae Goodwin. Rae Goodwin’s work in performance, photography, and sculpture examines aspects of family history as it influences the construction of identity, as well as gender-based assumptions about freedom, the unknown and nature. Using ironic humor, repetitive methods and suggestive materials, she challenges her own concepts of identity, family, gender and society and invite viewers to examine their ...

Video: CONSTANZA MACRAS | DorkyPark ‘s Open For Everything

OPEN FOR EVERYTHING is a travel through the stagnation of Roma communities in Europe to whom chances to work like any other citizen are rather low, where itinerant traditions have been replaced by sedentary life beside the uprootedness of the group of dancers that move around the world following working opportunities. Since 2010 Macras has been researching the different ways of life, dance styles and music of the Roma in Hungary, the Czech Republic and Slovakia. In the course of this work she has brought together a large ensemble comprising Roma musicians and performers, amateurs of different ages, and dancers from her company DorkyPark to perform in her new show OPEN FOR EVERYTHING. It is with great aplomb that these very different people recount their lives and their dreams, their despai...

In Performance: Fitzgerald & Stapleton’s Wage (NYC)

Abrons Arts Center presents   Fitzgerald & Stapleton  WAGE   September 18-23, 2012 | 8pm  Abrons Arts Center 466 Grand Street, New York, NY 10002 Tickets available at www.abronsartscenter.org Female-identified $12, Male-identified $15 – Very limited seating Fitzgerald & Stapleton present the world premiere of WAGE. Transforming the Underground Theater into a shamanic space of solace and redemption WAGE is dedicated to the memory of relationships that perished in its making and a tribute to those that survived.  Figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics tell us that in 2010, women who worked full time in wage and salary jobs had median weekly earnings of $669. This represented 81% of men’s median weekly earnings at $824. In respect of this tickets are offered for femal...

Preview: The Ninth Annual PRELUDE Festival Oct 3 – 5, 2012 (NYC)

The Ninth Annual PRELUDE Festival Wednesday Oct 3 – Friday, Oct 5, 2012 FREE and open to the public. First come, first served. The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center at the Graduate Center, CUNY. 365 Fifth Avenue (at 34th Street) NYC The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center at the Graduate Center, CUNY is pleased to present PRELUDE.12, the ninth annual PRELUDE festival dedicated to artists at the forefront of contemporary New York City theatre, dance, interdisciplinary and mediatized performance. As ever, PRELUDE will offer an array of over 20 short performances, readings, screenings and open rehearsals—a completely free sneak-peek into the work being prepared for the 2012/13 season, as well as new commissions and daily panel discussions with artists and performers.www.PRELUDEnyc.org This year we’ll...

Contemporary Performance Update – August 25, 2012

Welcome to this weeks Network Round Up. We’ve gathered the top most viewed, liked, and commented on members, content, photos, and videos. Warning: Some of these are NSFW. Contemporary Performance Network is a social media / community organizing network providing artists, presenters, scholars and festivals a platform to meet, share work, and collaborate. Invite your collaborators to share their work with 3801 global members.Cheers, Caden Manson (Network Curator) 3801 members on the Network 8696 on the Facebook Page Top Content:  Unlisted September 18, 2012 at 6am to September 22, 2012 at 11pm at Multiple Locations. Organized By: Christina Kruise  Closing Installation III Added by Factory Destruction on August 23, 2012 Stephan Herwig – to any wolverine Added by Stephan Herwig on ...

Highlights: Tanznacht Berlin 2012 (Berlin)

Since 2000 Tanznacht Berlin is paying tribute to dance made in Berlin by presenting the artists and their work. The 7th edition continues this biennial tradition, but one single night is not enough: from 22 till 26 August TANZNACHT BERLIN 2012 presents new works and current trends of nearly 75 Berlin based artists. The festival reaches its peak on the 25 August with an especially full programme of 12 hours of dance. From noon till midnight we present up to 20 different dance performances, premières, installations and one-to-one-performances. Put your own individual programme together and follow us through the festival. Use breaks to attend one of the sommer.talks, take a seat in The Waiting Room or simply relax on the extensive premises of the Uferstudios before visiting the next performan...

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