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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 as way to highlight the beauty of Death. Neumann has created a wacky, resplendent mess that is a lot of fun and a little sad.  The scenic element designed by MacAuthur Genius Grant winner Mimi Lien is a playground that has many surprises for Neumann and his performers. The ending is a great example of scenic design, staging, and performance coming together to make the perfect storm. I Understand ...

Opportunities: Open Call – This time with FEELing – Artist Residencies 2015/2016

Open Call – This time with FEELing – Artist Residencies 2015/2016 Deadline for applications: Monday June 15, 5pm GMT Applications are now open for This time with FEELing – SPACE’s 2015/2016 residency cycle hosted in the mixed collaborative studio at The White Building, Hackney Wick. The human body is commonly accepted as the primary site of subjectivity, empathy and affective subcortical processes. However, with the pervasive and increasingly commercial development of Affective Computing and related prosthetic tracking technologies, the narrative of the breakdown of the putative boundary between human and the machine is recast into the popular imagination once again – this time pulling focus on algorithmic affect. MIT lab faculty Rosalin Picard’s Affdex – a webcam based system ...

Opportunities: 2015 Watermill Center International Summer Program Application is Open

The 2015 Watermill Center International Summer Program Application Guidelines Deadline Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at 5pm EST Program Dates The Watermill Center 2015 International Summer Program will run from July 13 to August 16, 2015. For the past 20 years, the Watermill Center has hosted an International Summer Program led by Artistic Director Robert Wilson. Each July and August, approximately 80 artists from over 30 countries gather at Watermill’s Long Island, NY eight-acre site. Participants spend up to five weeks in an intense collaborative creative environment. The Summer Program provides a unique opportunity to observe the development and performance methodologies of Robert Wilson and his collaborators; to work with established professionals in the international performing arts world;...

Opportunities: DanceWeb Scholarship Programme at IMPULSTANZ 2015 (Vienna, Austria)

DEADLINE  December 12. 2014 APPLICATION INFORMATION APPLICATION FORM 2015 The Scholarship Programme is a 5 week further training program taking place every year in July – August in Vienna in the frame of IMPULSTANZ – Vienna International Dance Festival. The Programme offers around 65 young professional dancers and choreographers from mainly European but also from non European countries the possibility to take part in an intense multinational further training programme. The programme focuses on the exchange of ideas and knowledge, not limited by national borders, on concentrated further training, on meeting with internationally renowned artists gathering in Vienna at ImPulsTanz with the aim to orient the career of the participants. In order to achieve both its educational and ar...

Opportunities: FEE – PAS #37 | ‘critical reflection’ Workshop (Venice, Italy)

PAS #37 | ‘critical reflection’ Workshop deadline for application: 16. november 2014 FEE: 150 euro (100 euro for former PAS participants).  participants are responsible for their accommodation, travel and food. to apply for the studies, please send an email with a cv and biography to pas@bbbjohannesdeimling.de PAS | performance art studies is offering a new study format in the framework of the learning program of the VENICE INTERNATIONAL PERFORMANCE ART WEEK. with ‘critical reflection’ we will extend our offers providing a theoretical discourse on performance art as an integral part of performative practice and its processes. “we learn differently when we are learning to perform than when we are learning to understand what is being communicated to us. reflection enables us to correct disto...

Opportunities: Fresh Tracks Performance and Residency Program (NYC)

AUGUST 1, 2014 10AM EST Fresh Tracks Performance and Residency Program The Fresh Tracks Program was created in 1965 by Dance Theater Workshop, and this year celebrates 50 years of providing a platform for new artistic voices to gain professional experience and recognition in the field. Each year, six early career choreographers are selected by a panel through a live audition process. Artists receive research, development and performance support. Fresh Tracks provides opportunities for participating artists to engage directly with New York Live Arts staff, artists and arts professionals about their work within the context of the professional contemporary dance and performance field. Audition for Fresh Tracks 2014-2015 In September 2014, New York Live Arts will hold auditions to select six c...

Opportunities: Publish your 2012/2013 work in the Contemporary Performance Almanac

Be a part of the Contemporary Performance Almanac 2013, a compendium of contemporary performance presented during the 2012/2013 season available for touring now. The book will be published in January and mailed to international presenters who are looking to invite touring work. So often presenters do not have access to the work of artists that are outside the touring circuit. Contemporary Performance sees a need to give access to both artists and presenters to find each other and start new working relationships. The book will be a perfect bound 6″ x 9″ paperback book with each artist receiving a full page BW image and a full page listing. We  have over 250 artists from 74 countries participating! The book project is crowd-funded and open-source, each artist/company  pays US$50 ...

In Performance: I TRY by A. Papatheodorou (New York)

 I TRY : a performance on Athens and politics by Anastasia Papatheodorou  A city that is experiencing cultural and political upheavals requires new ways of living and thinking. Through a filmic tour along the streets of contemporary Athens, we are confronted with an open dramaturgy searching for those transformations along the urban landscape. Do people change their ways of walking? Do places change their function, or represent differently meanings they used to?  What narratives do spaces and places convey? How does it feels to be a woman, an artist,  a wife, a partner, a daughter, a want-to-be-mother, a sensitive person amidst today’s personal moral political global crises ? Driven by an open set of questions about city life and contemporary politics — from gender issues to matters ...

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 ...