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In Performance: Lea Moro, FUN! (Tanz im August)

FUN! Lea Moro Tanz im August, HAU2 August 11-13 The title of FUN!, its aggressive capitalization and that emphatic punctuation, reads both as encouraging exhortation (have fun!) and vaguely threatening guarantee (you WILL have fun). It’s an apt encapsulation of a performance that, in its commitment to the relentlessly cheerful aesthetic of the amusement park, takes the spectator on an alternately delightful and infuriating ride. The performance is exhausting, but then, so is having fun. Choreographer Lea Moro (who also performs in the piece) is interested in entertainment as industry, in the codified structures within which we are encouraged and expected to consume the product that is “fun.” FUN! draws inspiration from, and re-performs for our benefit, a parade of familiar cultural diversi...

In Performance: Serge Aimé Coulibaly, Kalakuta Republik (Tanz im August)

Kalakuta Republik Serge Aimé Coulibaly Tanz im August, HAU 1 August 11-12 Kalakuta Republik, by the Burkinabé choreographer Serge Aimé Coulibaly, takes its name from the residence of the Nigerian musician and activist Fela Kuti, a commune which Kuti declared to be independent of the Nigerian state. The tension between artists and political systems, the contribution of art to popular revolt and perhaps revolution, drives this thrilling, energetic performance. Though the piece draws inspiration from Kuti’s life and work, Coulibaly is not concerned with biographical or historical recreation. Rather he is in choreographic dialogue with Kuti as countercultural leader, asking his own questions about the social responsibility of artists in Africa and around the globe today. At the beginning of th...

In Performance: Alexandra Bachzetsis, Private: Wear a mask when you talk to me (Tanz im August)

Private: Wear a mask when you talk to me Alexandra Bachzetsis Tanz im August, HAU 2 August 11-13 As the audience takes their seats, choreographer Alexandra Bachzetsis applies makeup at a small mirror; an unsurprising image, but this mirror is affixed to a camera tripod, occupying the place where a lens would normally be. This detail suggests that it is difficult, perhaps impossible, to craft your self-image without being influenced by what you yourself have seen. Bachzetsis’s solo performance is very much concerned with images of gender and sexual identity, and particularly how the media that we consume and the activities that we engage in every day train us to perform—and read the performance of—these identities. She moves through sequences of movements and poses that refer to athletics, ...

Featured: Drodesera Festival Supercontinent, The 5th LIVE WORKS Performance Act Award (Dro, Italy)

DRODESERA is a contemporary art festival currently at its 37th edition This year is taks place from 21st to 29th July at Centrale Fies, Dro (Trento), which has been hosting the festival exclusively for last 17 years. The Art Work Space has opened its doors onto its artistic production, pursuing and fomenting its nature of multiform reality and its mission of presenting artistic and cultural biodiversity. SUPERCONTINENT is the title chosen for this year’s edition, for a modern Pangaea sewn back together by new technologies and migratory routes, in symbiosis with a constantly mutating land. Tradition and innovation intertwine together in order to generate a balance based upon diversities. The 5th LIVE WORKS Performance Act Award will launch the Festival this year, with its new productions in...

In Performance: Ivy Baldwin Dance, Keen [No. 2]

Keen [No. 2] Ivy Baldwin Dance Abrons Arts Center 466 Grand St June 1-11 A massive installation constructed out of white paper (by the artists Wade Kavanaugh and Stephen B. Nguyen) fills the back wall of the Abrons Playhouse. Its elaborate, vaguely ominous assemblage of coils, tendrils, and vortexes loom over a single dancer alone in the space, but her bright orange leotard and grounded, deliberate movements hold their own, commanding our attention. Later, the stage is overtaken by a group of similarly attired women: trilling with increasing aggression, they gradually assemble into a pack, crawling in circles in a feral display until they exhaust themselves and lay quiet. Ivy Baldwin arises for a quiet solo, holding her leg suspended in air for so long it begins to seem like something sepa...

Apply Today: Open Call – Residencies – Theater of the Anthropocene / Media, Nature, Society (International, Belgium)

Call for applications: residencies – Theater of the Anthropocene / Media, Nature, Society La Fabrique de Théâtre / Service Provincial des Arts de la Scène (Belgium) Deadline: Monday, 13th of June 2017. Apply Online: http://oxiforms.com/form.php?f=3200CA96-1FA3-4C1A-B071-A5B42D72EE3E (In French) The Fabrique de Théâtre / Service des Arts de la Scène de la Province de Hainaut, launches this year a call for application dedicated to performing art artists whishing to work in residency on the theme “Theater of the Antropocene / Media, Nature, Society”. This residency is open to performing arts artists as a single person, or accompanied by a professional of another field (journalist, researcher, philosopher, writer, scientist, etc.). The residency is planned on two weeks work, one in Septe...

PUNCHDRUNK – Open Auditions for Male and Female Dancers June 5, 2017 (London, UK)

OPEN AUDITIONS FOR MALE AND FEMALE DANCERS Punchdrunk is looking for male and female dancers for their current production of Sleep No More in Shanghai. Punchdrunk is an award-winning theatre company, specialising in the immersive experience of unexpected locations and dramatic narrative. The company’s work is usually presented on an epic scale, staged inside vast, empty buildings transformed into the world of the performance. Punchdrunk’s performance style requires committed, versatile dancers with very strong improvisation and devising skills. They should be a dynamic and charismatic performer with strong contact/partnering skills, and an interest in acting and narrative. An excellent contemporary dance technique and a minimum of 3 years professional experience is essential. T...

In Performance: Jeanine Durning’s inging at Los Angeles Performance Practice May 12–13, 2017 (Los Angeles)

 Los Angeles Performance Practice Jeanine Durning’s inging May 12–13, 2017 Los Angeles Performance Practice (LAPP) presents inging, created and performed by celebrated choreographer Jeanine Durning, an Alpert-Award winning artist and influential dance maker. For the first Los Angeles presentation of her choreographic work, Durning performs this intimate exploration of rarely charted territory at the intersection of thought, language and action. inging is presented May 12 and 13, 2017 at 8pm at Automata in Los Angeles’ Chinatown. Full event details below. The performance’s title refers to the suffix “ing” in the English language, used to express actions that are still in progress, that haven’t yet ended. Part spoken word performance, part reverie, part dance, part oral bio...

Deadline: May 15, 2017 – International Symposium for Directors (Fee)

LaMaMa Umbria 2017: International Symposium for Directors (July 17, 2017 – August 16, 2017) Deadline: May 15, 2017 Apply Online –> The International Symposium for Directors is training program for professional directors, choreographers, actors and others. Internationally renowned theatre artists conduct workshops and lecture/demonstrations. During the Symposium, participants will travel to Umbrian towns such as Orvieto, Perugia  or Assisi to get a taste of Umbrian art and culture. Performances at local arts festivals and community fairs are also included.  In addition, participating directors may conduct their own workshops to share insights and techniques with their colleagues. Participants will be exposed to a variety of theatrical perspectives during the Symposium, from i...

In Performance: FCCC #1 Future Clinic for Critical Care – May 6, 2017 Berlin

FCCC #1 Future Clinic for Critical Care   Saturday May 6, 2017 from 14:00 – 18:00 Location: The Aquarium, Berlin Skalitzer Str. 6 Organized and curated by Jeremy Wade Featuring: Locomotive Labels – Solo Dance by Justin Kennedy Totemic Identity Healing – with Katerina Kokkinos Kennedy NAGELNEU: Death-Nails-Special by Quast & Knoblich The Battlefield Nurse – Jeremy Wade DJ Zhao – Ambient Futures AND… part of our practice is that we serve you Coffee + Cake!!  FCCC The Future Clinic for Critical Care (German Version Below) What happened to care? Who cares!?! “The Future Clinic for Critical Care” aka FCCC is a fictional DIY world making forum to explore the subject matter of care. FCCC will evolve as a series over the next year at “the Aquarium,” Ko...

Apply Today: LuckyTrimmer – CHANGEMAKER 500 € Grant

Deadline: 23.06.2017 Artists notification: 23.07. 2017 Apply Online:  www.goo.gl/forms/FvoBe1ucRx8TshDD3 Are you an independent artist or a collective who demonstrates artistic excellence and uses their practice as an innovative conduit for a social cause? If your project incorporates physicality, movement or performance and showcases how art’s social dimension can address cultural responsiveness and responsibility, LUCKY TRIMMER might be looking for you! How can art connect local communities and social minorities? How can artists encourage under resourced communities to overcome barriers and to participate in creative process? How can artists or art organisations create equitable access to culture, foster conversations, increase environmental awareness or promote social equality through t...

Apply Today: Open Call – International Contemporary Art Festival, STARTAS (Lithuania)

International Contemporary Art Festival, STARTAS JULY 3rd – 9th, 2017 Deadline to apply – JUNE 1 ST 2017 Artist Paid 150 Euro Online Application From The Culture Center of Rokiškis for the first time organizing international contemporary art festival STARTAS and currently looking for artists to present their works. International contemporary art festival STARTAS aims to develop new international relationships and establish collaboration between Lithuanian and foreign artists, performers, dancers, visual artists, and etc. It is being organized for the first time in Lithuania and they are looking for site specific projects to be presented at the festival (indoors – outdoors). Festival is taking place in Rokiškis from JULY 3 RD to JULY 9 TH 2017. Deadline to apply – JUNE 1 ST 2017. Onli...