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Contemporary Performance releases PFORM on iPhone, Android and html5

Contemporary Performance is pleased to announce the launch of  the 2nd annual PFORM App (formerly APAPP) in iOS, Android and HTML5. Available now. PFORM is a companion app tailored to the spectrum of performance events and festivals held Januarys in New York. PFORM 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. PFORM (v5) allows users to: Discover information about festivals and venues for Under The Radar, Coil 14, American Realness, Other Forces, Prototype Festival, and independent events See a compete listing of performances by date or by festival and add s...

Featured: Hilary Scullane (Houston, TX, USA)

Hilary Scullane is an interdisciplinary artist who was born and currently lives in Houston, Texas. She utilizes performance with sculpture and video to explore issues within social and personal realms. Her body is her primary tool. Using personal narrative as her starting point, she “pulls from the quotidian for material.” What initially got you involved in performance art? Having heard about performance art in art school I had never attempted, nor really considered the form and I think that’s because I didn’t know anyone else in school that was practicing it or supporting it. It was merely something you read about in some of the required reading in your art history courses or briefly heard your professors talk about in lecture. But I was definitely curious about it, maybe mostly intimidat...

Featured: Uptown/Downtown Benefit for Abrons Arts Center (NYC)

Uptown/Downtown Benefit for Abrons Arts Center October 14, 2013  at 6:30pm The Playhouse and Abrons Gallery Benefit Ticketing Levels $1,000 ($980 tax-deductible)   $500 ($480 tax-deductible)   $250 ($230 tax-deductible)   $100 ($80 tax-deductible)   Mikhail Baryshnikov serves as the Honorary Chairman for Uptown Downtown, a special one-night-only extravaganza to benefit the Abrons Arts Center. Bringing together the brightest lights of NYC’s uptown and downtown performance scenes, the evening will feature Kyle Abraham, Joey Arias, Jack Ferver + James Whiteside, Ellen Greene,Robert La Fosse, Bebe Neuwirth, Philippe Petit, and other special guests. Lance Horne serves as Musical Director. Evening Schedule 6:30 pm Cocktails 7:30 pm Performance 9:00 pm Onstage after-party (ticket holders at the $...

Featured: Rodrigo García / La Carnicería Teatro (Madrid, Spain)

Rodrigo García (1964) is author, set designer and director. Originally from Argentina, he has lived and worked in Madrid since 1986, where he founded his own theatre company, La Carnicería Teatro. He makes theatre in a very experimental and personal way, always researching a personal language, far away from traditional forms of theatre. On his own terms, he has been very much influenced by the writing of Samuel Beckett and Harold Pinter, and later by Heiner Müller, Thomas Bernhard, Louis Ferdinand Céline and Peter Handke. His texts have been performed and translated many times. For Macbeth imagenes (1987), Reloj(1988), Notas de Cocina (1994) and El Padre (1994) he has received several theatre awards. Rodrigo García (1964) spent his childhood and adolescence in the Yparraguirre of Grand Bou...

Featured: Live Arts Exchange (LAX) Festival (Los Angeles, CA, USA)

Live Arts Exchange (LAX) creates space for and draws attention to contemporary performance emerging out of Los Angeles.  This home-grown performance series showcases some of the most innovative artists and independent companies in LA, creates social events that encourage cross-genre hangouts, and provides opportunity for peer to peer critique. Produced by Los Angeles Performance Practice and the Bootleg Theater, the first ever Live Arts Exchange pulls contemporary theater and dance, film/video, animation, punk opera, and party into one space.  LAX 2013 features work from Early Morning Opera, Showbox LA, Poor Dog Group, and Chi-wang Yang, with special events with Timur & the Dime Museum, Zoe Aja Moore, and Miwa Matreyek. Like them on facebook –> Los Angeles Performance Practice...

Featured: Nature Theater of Oklahoma (NYC)

Nature Theater of Oklahoma is a New York-based performance group under the direction of Pavol Liska and Kelly Copper. The ensemble strives to create an unsettling live situation that demands total presence from everyone in the room. The Nature Theater of Oklahoma’s mission is to explore and push the definitions of what is theatre and what is performance. Video: Works: Poetics: A ballet brut No Dice Rambo Solo Romeo And Juliet Choriographie Life and Times

Featured: OKRADIO – Nature Theater of Oklahoma talks to Romeo Castellucci

Nature Theater of Oklahoma talks to world-renowned Italian (and American! – from Kansas!) theater artist Romeo Castellucci about religion, moral imperative, spectatorship, time, and play.  A show in which they dare to ask the question “Romeo Castellucci, if you got fired from theater, what would you do with your life?” I never wanted to be an artist. Also for me, now – the word is a little bit embarrassing. It is strange. [Pavol: It’s like a dirty word…] Yes, in a certain sense, because it’s like privilege. We are privileged… We are very lucky I think, very very lucky. And we have to pay – one day – this lucky. I think. – Romeo Castellucci Follow this link to hear the posdcast–>

Featured: The Wooster Group Video Blog (NYC)

Check out The Wooster Group’s video blog with off the cuff clips, rehearsal snippets, back stage workings, archival footage, random ephemera, actor interviews and inside jokes. If you are a fan of the group, we highly recommend a weekly visit. Its been up for a few years so there is plenty to see. About The Wooster Group: The Wooster Group is an ensemble of experimental theater artists now in its 35th year. Founded in the mid-seventies, the Group was part of the radical post-modern experiments of the time, situated among the worlds of dance, visual, media, and theatrical arts. In the Group’s pioneering productions, texts and technology are interwoven to tell stories in new ways. Director Elizabeth LeCompte in collaboration with the company’s performers and technical artists has made ...

Newsletter: Whats New On Contemporary Performance – May 2013

Whats New On Contemporary Performance – May 2013 We have listed the top OPPORTUNITIES, BOOKS, and VIDEOS for you.Some of these are NSFW. Also, we are moving the network to a new architecture and server. We have outgrown ning (what we’ve been using for the past 4 years). With this new set up we will also bring you new features. Stay tuned as we pack up and move over the summer! 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 4368 global members. Cheers, Caden Manson (Network Curator) 4368 members on the Network 10713 on the Facebook Page Oppotunities: HB BUILD VI, Fall 2013 Artist-in-Residency ...

Featured: “yo.contenido” Tijuana 10/2013

  www.yocontenido.com (available june 2013) http://monstertruck000.wix.com/javierpulidogandara yo.contenido is an exhibition that will open in October 2013 as part of the arts festival in the city of Tijuana “ENTIJUANARTE” (Oct 4th-6th). The exhibition is in the curatorial charge of the art critic Luis Ramaggio and will remain at the CECUT (Tijuana Cultural Center) until January 2014 when it is thought to be roamed to a city in the U.S. This exhibition will present the work of 35 young artists involved in contemporary production with the dynamics of the “subject”, the “I” as a point of origin and reflection of a generation raised between global and economic movements, not only in art, but in the field of information, culture, media and social volatility. “ yo.contenido” will pr...

Featured: Gisèle Vienne (Paris, France)

Gisele Vienne is a puppeteer by training. She trained at the national academy  of puppetry arts in Charleville-Mezieres between 1996 and 1999. She founded D.A.C.M. with Etienne Bideau-Rey, whom she met at school. Gisèle Vienne questions the body and creates hybrid forms that use installtion, visual arts, music, life size dolls, puppets, dance and theatre. Her creations repeatedly organize around the concepts of fantasy in opposition to reality. With Etienne Bideau-Rey, they created >Splendid< by Jean Genet (2000), >ShowRoomDummies< (2001), >stereotypy< (2003), and >Veinzen Tranen< (2004). She created >I apologize< at Subsistances Lyon in 2004. The performance consists of  different versions of a story told and articulated by a man with his wife and twenty arti...

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