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Featured: Contemporary Performance’s PFORM App16 Available for Download

Contemporary Performance's PFORM App16 is now available for download. PFORM is a companion app tailored to the spectrum of performance events and festivals held Januarys in New York. Now in its 4th year, 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.

Interview with Ant Hampton: representation, participation, and physicality

As a vector of performance, participation has risen in prominence over the last fifty to sixty years to become one of the key concepts in contemporary performance practices. Ant Hampton exemplifies an approach to participation that depends on subtlety, rigor, and imagination. In 2007 he and Silvia Mercuriali were working together as Rotozaza when they coined the term autoteatro. From Rotozaza’s website:             The Autoteatro series, which began in 2007 with Rotozaza’s ‘Etiquette’, explores a new kind of performance whereby audience members perform the piece themselves, usually for each other. Participants are given instruction via audio, visual cues or text for what to do or say. By simply following these instructions an event begins to unfold. Not to be confused wit...

Featured: Special Effects Festival (Jan 8-10, 2015 NYC)

SPECIAL EFFECTS January 8 – 10 2015 The Wild Project, 195 E 3rd St at Ave B A Contemporary Performance Festival sfx.contemporaryperformance.com   Contemporary Performance announces the festival Special Effects from January 8-10, 2015. The festival consists of artists from the Contemporary Performance Network presenting work at The Wild Project in the East Village. Curated by network editors Caden Manson and Jemma Nelson the four day festival will hold panel and artist events, launch the Contemporary Performance Almanac15 book and throw nightly performance parties in the Wild Project Bar. Artist driven and oriented, Special Effects gathers experimental performance works by practitioners exploring contemporary issues. Drawing on a network of over 15,000 artists who are part of www...

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

Live Arts Exchange (LAX) A high-voltage performance series featuring work made in LA. September 10 to September 21 The Bootleg Theater 2220 Beverly Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90057 TICKETS Tickets are $15-20 and can be purchased online at http://liveartsexchange.org/tickets/ Early bird festival passes available until August 24 Los Angeles Performance Practice and The Bootleg Theater announce the lineup for the second annual Live Arts Exchange (LAX) Festival, a performance series featuring local artists in contemporary theater, dance, music, and cross-genre performance.  LAX promises to showcase some of the most innovative artists and independent companies in LA, create social events that encourage cross-genre hangout, and play an important role in the elevation of Los Angeles performance work wi...

Featured: ATOM-r’s THE OPERATURE, Augmented Reality Performance Publication (Chicago) NSFW

Pinups creator, Christopher Schulz, and Chicago based performance art group, ATOM-r, have collaborated to carefully craft THE OPERATURE a 60 page Augmented Reality performance publication with pull out poster and micro-essay contributions from Anna Felicity Friedman, Kira O’Reilly, Anthony Romero, Matthew Steinbrecher and Fiona Wright.  ATOM-r‘s The Operature is a durational live performance, installation and augmented reality poem that engages histories of forensics and anatomical science and spectacle. The work’s choreography, objects, text, and overall form and structure are influenced by research into a range of historical archives including early modern anatomical theatre, Frances Glessner Lee’s miniature crime scene re-enactments known as the Nutshell Studies ...

Featured: Binge Culture’s WHALES (New Zealand)

Written by: Binge Culture Whales is an outdoor interactive performance by kiwi experimental theatre company, Binge Culture, a group in search of participative theatre that is profound, and the audience’s part integral. In staging a whale stranding (which are a relatively frequent occurrence on New Zealand beaches) they attempt to engage the public in a mass performative event, bringing strangers together over a fictional crisis. Twenty or more performers embody a pod of whales moving across land – whatever the environment, city streets or grassy parks – as if in the water, navigating the coastline. Dressed simply in black wetsuits with crude flippers strapped to their arms, the whales emerge and ‘swim’ slowly across the land toward the ocean. Past surprised spectators, the pod ...

Featured: Queer Performance Takes Over Entire Four-Floors of BAM Fisher Building (NYC)

EVERYBOOTY @BAM$20 in advance, $25 at the door. ($15 tickets with code 30339 until Thursday June 26 11:59pm EST)http://www.bam.org/Everybooty Queer Performance to take over the entire four-floor of the BAM Fisher Building (including an incredible rooftop!) for one night that mashes up performance, bands, art, DJs and readings and brings together SPANK, HEY QUEEN!, EARL DAX, and BIG ART GROUP for an over-the-top not-to-be-missed sensation event. Discount Advance Tickets On Sale Now! FRIDAY, JUN 27, 8PM—2AM A radical night of multi-arts mayhem to celebrate Pride! W I T H ++BANDS++ AB SOTO Slow Knights Michael T. & The Vanities ++EMCEE++ Murray Hill ++READINGS++ Justin Vivian Bond (Hosting and curating readings) Saeed Jones Casey Legler Mike Albo ++PERFORMERS++ Earl Dax (Curating and perf...

Featured: Artist Uses Augmented Reality to Stage a Performance Intervention at MOMA (NYC)

On May 16th, 2014 to coincide with the exhibit “The Abandonment of Art” Adam H Weinert launches a digital installation in The Museum of Modern Art without the museum’s consent.  Using an Augmented Reality platform provided through a residency with Dance-Tech, Weinert creates a permanent installation of his recent performances at MoMA in virtual reality.  Through the use of a mobile app, participants are able to view footage of his performances simply by training their smartphones or tablet computers to the museum galleries where he performed in October of 2013. The pieces on display will consist of video documentation of re-performances of the early solo work of choreographer Ted Shawn in the exhibition “20 Dancers for the XXth Century” curated by Boris Charmatz.  This includes piece...

Live Streaming Now! Forced Entertainment’s -12am Awake & Looking Down

Forced Entertainment’s “12am Awake & Looking Down” Performing at PACT Zollverein, Essen, Germany.   In 12 am: Awake & Looking Down, five silent performers endlessly reinvent their identities using stacks of cardboard signs with which they name themselves, and a store of jumble-sale clothing (coats, dresses, suits, anoraks, trousers, pyjamas) from which they dress and re-dress. This catalogue of names range from LOST LISA and VALENTINA TERESHKOVA to ELVIS PRESLEY (THE DEAD SINGER) and THE MAN WHO WENT TOO FAR. The piece lasts anywhere between 6 and 11 hours and — as in other durational works by the company — the audience are free to arrive, depart and return at any point. 12 am… is a physical and visual performance that explores the relation between object and...

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...