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Highlights: Barbican BITE2009

[singlepic id=112 w= h= float=] Gospels of Childhood The Triptych Teatr ZAR This spiritual and sensual experience is a three-part ritualistic lamentation on birth, death, pleasure and pain, told through song, chanting and movement. ————————————————————————————————————————————————- [singlepic id=111 w= h= float=] The TEAM and National Theatre of Scotland Architecting Creating a requiem for modern America, this exhilarating saga weaves through the country’s past and future, providing an insightful analysis of...

Highlights: PS 122 Fall 2009

PS 122 Fall 2009 Highlights Kurt Henschläger ZEE Oct 28 – Nov 15 (2 shows per hour) Wed – Fri 5 – 10:00pm Sat 2 – 10:00pm Sun 12:00pm – 6:00pm at 3LD Art & Technology Center [singlepic id=97 w= h= float=] ZEE proposes a state of “tabula rasa” (latin for blank slate), where one’s perceptual framework is first reset and then recalibrated. The audience enters a space filled with extremely dense fog, so that the confines, walls and ceiling of the space, always remain fully obscured. Stroboscopic- and pulse light filters through the fog, in a softened and evenly dispersed manner, creating kinetic structures in constant flux.The core visual impression of ZEE is of a psychedelic architecture of pure light. It is an abstract luminescent landscape...

Highlights: de Internationale Keuze 2009 (Rotterdam, Netherlands)

This three-week international festival provides visitors with a chance to see a number of special international performances. Some of the productions chosen stand out for their failure to comply with the rules and widely-held opinions of the conventional world of theater. (from the Holland Visitors Site) [nggallery id=31] From  the Artistic Director’s Statement for 2009 In theatre diffidence and indifference dissolve and we eagerly look and listen to those unknown people on the stage – with whom you can feel a peculiar intense connection after the performance. During the International Theatre Festival Rotterdam, this might just as easily happen with Congolese musicians, elderly Americans, Italian and Hungarian free radicals, Afro-Americans, a bodybuilder and striptease dancer, French...

Highlights: Abrons Arts Center Fall 2009

FISICOFOLLIA A Performa 09 Presentation November 5 | 8 pm Taking its title from the 1913 Futurist manifesto Del Teatro di Varietà (The Theater of Variety), Fisicofollia re-imagines the theatrical atmosphere of the notoriously wild “Futurist evenings” from the viewpoint of cutting-edge contemporary Italian artists. The History of the Future II November 6 & 7 | 8 pm Franklin Furnace, the indispensable presenter, preserver, and proselytizer of the avant-garde, goes back to the future with The History of the Future II, two evenings of archival videos of groundbreaking work interspersed with contemporary and reconstructed performance. Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster & Ari Benjamin Meyers: K.62 A Performa 09 Commission November 18 & 19 Inspired by Orson Welles’ unforgettable film version...

Highlights: Time-Based Art Festival at PICA (Portland, Oregon)

Portland Institute for Contemporary Art’s annual convergence of contemporary performance, dance, music, new media and visual arts projects in Portland, Oregon. Now in its seventh year, the Time-Based Art (TBA) Festival is presented from September 3-13, 2009 with visual art installations running until October 18. HIGHLIGHTS [singlepic id=87 w= h= float=] Raimund Hoghe Boléro Variations (USA Premiere) Variations pieces together different performances of the bolero: from Eydie Gormé to Maria Callas, Benny Goodman to Tchaikovsky. [singlepic id=86 w= h= float=] Meg Stuart/Damaged Goods & Philipp Gehmacher/Mumbling Fish MAYBE FOREVER MAYBE FOREVER explores loss, longing, the place in between dreams and wishes, mourning and meeting. [singlepic id=90 w= h= float=] Miguel Gutierrez and the Powe...

Highlights: Zürcher Theater Spektakel (Zurich, Switzerland)

Highlights from the  Zürcher Theater Spektakel (Zurich, Switzerland) August 13 – 30, 2009 Lola Arias Mi vida después [singlepic id=108 w= h= float=] What was my country like when I was born? What was my parents’ generation like? And what about my own generation? Such questions assume a different importance when addressed by author and playwright Lola Arias and the protagonists of «Mi vida después» (My life after). Lola Arias was born in Buenos Aires in 1976, the year the military rose to power in Argentina. Her actors are all about the same age. On the basis of childhood memories, family pictures, letters and old clothes, the sons and daughters of guerrilleros, news readers, members of the secret police, priests and exiled intellectuals examine the past in order to learn something ab...

The Kitchen (NYC) Fall Season HIGHLIGHTS

Big Dance Theater: Comme Toujours Here I Stand Thursday‹Saturday, October 1‹4, 8:00 P.M. Wednesday‹Saturday, October 7‹10, 8:00 P.M. Tickets: $15 Big Dance Theater’s new work, Comme Toujours Here I Stand, re-invents Agnès Varda’s classic New Wave film, Cléo From 5 to 7, as a piece of theater. Shot in Paris in 1961, the original film captures the early evening hours in the life of a marginally-talented pop singer waiting for the results of a medical examination. The ensemble uses the film¹s script as a found object, moving three rolling walls and low-budget video to collide the agility of film and the endearingly burdensome nature of theater. In this unique collaboration, costumes, set, and wallpaper merge through video into one expressive medium that brings the vivid, colorful interiors of...

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