Emerging

DEADLINE IN 1 DAY – Tour Your Work

Join Today DEADLINE: October 31, 2017 11:59pm EST We invite you to a part of the Contemporary Performance Almanac 2018, a crowd-funded and open-source overview of contemporary performance created or presented during the 2016/2017 season available for touring now. This is the 5th year and 5th volume of the Almanac. The book will be published in 2018 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 10″ x 7″ paperback book with each artist receiving a black and white image and a full ...

DEADLINE IN 2 DAYS! Join the Contemporary Performance Almanac 2018 – Tour Your Work!

Join Today DEADLINE: October 31, 2017 11:59pm EST We invite you to a part of the Contemporary Performance Almanac 2018, a crowd-funded and open-source overview of contemporary performance created or presented during the 2016/2017 season available for touring now. This is the 5th year and 5th volume of the Almanac. The book will be published in 2018 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 10″ x 7″ paperback book with each artist receiving a black and white image and a full ...

In Performance: Gray Spaces (Special Effects)

SFX’s one-night grab bag of discourse-in-performance, GRAY SPACES features new works engaging contemporary questions of technology, identity, ritual, and more by an impressive lineup of emerging performance makers. “Gray” is the operative word of the evening–these artists and their work exist explicitly in the liminal, exposing new performativities between the embodied and mediated, performer and audience, human and robot. This engagement of new performative spaces begins as soon as the audience enters the building–LAND PROJECT, by Lisa Parra and Daniel Pinheiro, begins in the lobby, with Parra sharing a simple movement score with Pinheiro who appears over Skype. Both of their images are then projected into the theater space, in a gesture that poignantly asks, “where are we whe...

In Performance: Experi-MENTAL Festival and Performance Music (Brooklyn, NY, USA)

Discussions of disciplinary distinctions abound, primarily revolving around visual arts performance, performance art, experimental theater, and post-dance. Inter-disciplinarity and shared concerns across these disciplines have been supported by curated festivals and platforms such as the upcoming Prelude festival opening October 3, the CATCH series (upcoming Saturday, October 13 at the Invisible Dog), and programming all over the city. In related veins,  music following diverse trajectories from sonic work as part of Fluxus, new opera, and analog electronic music movements, conceptual and interdisciplinary music in classical composition spheres, and “concept bands” from popular music genres is receiving support in Brooklyn. Valerie Kuehne’s The Super Coda turns 5 years ol...

Emerging: Ira Melkonyan (Malta)

Mixing ingredients has always enticed me. I seek combinations which create new tastes and scents. Meet Ira. She is a curious cook, preparing a bowl of science, art and philosophy, soon to be whisked. what is bio art? It is an art form that employs living materials (like bacteria or transgenic organisms) or more traditional art materials to comment on, or transform, biotechnological practice. I also like the quote that it is a logical and consequent new media usage by artists, in the sense that “computers and games were new media of 1960s and 70s, digital technology and Internet one of 90s” biotechnological and live cells practices become the top discoveries of current society therefore it is only normal that artists become more interested in it as they always mirror the cutting edge innova...

Emerging: Jesse Hewit / Strong Behavior (San Francisco, Ca, USA)

Strong Behavior is a collaborative performance-making project, led by Jesse Hewit. We are interested in the sociological body as a wild and disastrous site of façade, determination, and grace. Our pieces are movement-based studies that  attempt to identify and interact with the increasingly mechanistic nature of human states of being, and we work to create a provocative relationship with our audience that  yields curiosity, visceral reflexivity, and a faint but steady tenderness. Jesse Hewit is a San Francisco and Brooklyn based artist and performer. He holds a BFA from NYU/Tisch/Experimental Theater Wing, under the training of Steve Wangh, Mary Overlie, and Raina Fernandez-Von Waldenburg. His work is also heavily influenced by his graduate studies in sociology, and he holds an MA in Human...

Emerging: CHOKRA (New York City & United Arab Emirates)

CHOKRA is a performance artist from the United Arab Emirates. His multi-dimensional performances integrate multi-lingual rap rhymes uttered in Arabic, Urdu, Hindi, Pashto, Bengali and English, live surrealistic visuals combined with digital and analogue sound, an algorithmic processing of electronic operatives via custom software and a heightened build of the theatrical with transnational costume. CHOKRA’s performances also accelerate the hyper sensory with an epic propagation of aromatic scent, Emirati oud, neon pyromania, brilliant hues in exploding pigments, crushed gold and powdered sandalwood. The artist’s performances are facilitated with a live and electronic apparatus that feature an assimilated composition of digital and analog sound, programmed video, real time algori...

Emerging: Marc Arthur’s Peter and the Wolf (NYC)

MARC ARTHUR PETER AND THE WOLF Friday, March 18th at 7:30pm Saturday, March 19th at 2pm & 7:30pm 184 Eldridge Street (corner of Rivington), New York Tickets: $15 The classic Sergei Prokofiev composition Peter and the Wolf (1936) is torn apart in young performance artist Marc Arthur’s new version of this timeless tale, which looks at how childhood narratives can drive misplaced notions of innocence and purity. Ten young performers, ranging in age from seven to fourteen, enact a series of conceptual and fast-paced actions that draw from over 80 different literary and pop culture sources to tell the story of Peter in the Wolf, in which a boy captures a wolf and takes him to the zoo. A children’s chorus and a troupe of child ballerinas elevate the most dramatic moments of the production an...

Emerging: Ben Evans & Michael Helland Solo Work at Volksroom (Brussels, Belgium)

13 Feb, 20:00 “Glorious Hole” by Ben Evans and  “The man with sad eyes, or Wild Eyes” by Michael Helland VOLKSROOM Chaussee de Mons 33B Anderlecht 1070 Brussels, Belgium. __________________________________________________________________________________ “Glorious Hole” solo performance by Ben Evans In Glorious Hole, a new solo by Ben Evans, everyday actions and materials become the source of spectacle. Lost figures are found and lost again; memories are fictionalized, appropriated and forgotten. A lone figure struggles with the emptiness of time passing, and the glory of the stage. Ben Evans is a performance-maker working in Los Angeles and Paris, where he currently lives. He has worked and studied alongside Goat Island, Anne Bogart and the SITI Company,...

Emerging: Falling/Flying, Anya Liftig (Santa Monica, CA)

Falling/Flying, Anya Liftig in Performance in Video, Feb 18-24, 2011, Performance, February 19, 6-10 pm, FREE Admission Highways Performance Space and Gallery 18th Street Arts Center 1651 18th Street Santa Monica, CA 90404 310.315.1459 www.highwaysperformance.org The Brooklyn-based performance artist Anya Liftig has chosen Los Angeles for the debut of her latest work. For seven days Highways Performance Space and Gallery will be showing “Falling/Flying,” a seven-part video installation in which Liftig continues to cross the boundaries of the natural and unnatural. Accompanying the video installation will be a new four-hour durational performance, presented February 19 as part of the 18th Street Arts Center Art Walk Event. Says Liftig, “These actions mostly originate from desires I had as a...

Emerging: Jean-Baptiste Veyret-Logerias (France)

Bio: Jean-Baptiste Veyret-Logerias has been practicing singing since he was 10 years old, as well as choir leading for many years. In 2003 he was part of the vocal ensemble conducted by Pierre Calmelet which won the silver medal at the national competition of the Florilège Vocal de Tours International Choral Competition (FR). He started dancing when he was studying linguistics at the university in 2000. In 2005 he became one of the first students of the new ‘Essais’ programme at the CNDC in Angers (FR) / artistic director Emmanuelle Huynh, where he was invited to develop his own ideas on movement and staging. In that frame he was an interpreter in many projects, such as My Country Music by Deborah Hay, of which he made a solo adaptation : acclimatation. He also started developing his own r...

Emerging: Yozmit (NYC)

Yozmit is a singer,  interdisciplinary performance artist, and costume designer incorporating sound, movement,  and the sculptural body. He started his professional career as a fashion designer but rediscovered himself as a performing artist through the practice of traditional Korean music (Pansori, Gayageum Byungchang) and modern dance. She studied and performed with Thomas Leabhart’s group ‘MICE’, Rachel Rosenthal Company, Laurie Cameron Company, Seo Hoonjung Pansori group, Takuya Muramatsu from Dairakudakan, Hou Ying from Shen Wei Dance Arts. He is also a scholarship recipient of American Dance Festival(ADF). Currently, She is based in Brooklyn, NY, working on her solo album and Abstract Cabaret Perfomance Series (performance art meets electro drag cabaret with shamani...

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