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In Performance: Fischerspooner (NYC)

Performance 6: Fischerspooner November 1, 2009–November 1, 2009 The Donald B. and Catherine C. Marron Atrium, second floor Part of the Performance Exhibition Series [singlepic id=165 w=590 h= float=] In conjunction with the New York performance biennial Performa 09, MoMA’s Performance Exhibition Series presents Between Worlds (2009), an evening-length work by New York artists Fischerspooner. Between Worlds, a pop spectacle developed in support of Fischerspooner’s 2009 album Entertainment, runs continuously over the course of three hours, with no clear beginning or end, on a large central stage that allows the audience to view the piece from all sides. With source material provided by The Wooster Group and with inspirations ranging from Japanese theater to the early years of the U.S. space ...

Emerging: Daniel Linehan’s (New York/Brussels) Not About Everything

NOT ABOUT EVERYTHING [singlepic id=147 w= h= float=] Encircled by books and magazines, a lone body, as if placed at the centre of the world, begins to rotate. First slowly, then gradually metamorphozing into an insane whirling movement. The body begins to speak, repentantly: “This is not about everything, This is not about everything.” Daniel Linehan (Choreography and Performance), worked as a dancer and choreographer in Brooklyn (New York) for four years, and has recently re-located to Brussels to attend the Research Cycle at PARTS. He has collaborated with Michael Helland on multiple duet projects, which have been presented by several venues in New York, Philadelphia, and Montréal. Linehan’s own choreographic work has been presented at numerous venues in New York, including Chez Bushwick...

Digest: News for the week of September 6-13, 2009

Below is the weekly digest for the week of September 6-13, 2009. [singlepic id=143 w= h= float=] Books: The Theatre of Socìetas Raffaello Sanzio September 11th, 2009 [singlepic id=140 w= h= float=] Featured: Hotel Pro Forma (Copenhagen, Denmark) September 10th, 2009 [singlepic id=145 w= h= float=] In Performance: Is You Me at deSingel (Antwerp, Belgium) September 9th, 2009 [singlepic id=146 w= h= float=] Featured: Christian Rizzo/Association Fragile (Paris, France) September 8th, 2009 [singlepic id=144 w= h= float=] Featured: Volksbühne and Frank Castorf (Berlin, Germany) September 7th, 2009 Twitterview: Present Attempt’s (UK) NETWORKS 1.0 September 6th, 2009 [singlepic id=110 w= h= float=] Emerging: Present Attempt’s (UK) NETWORKS 1.0 September 6th, 2009

Books: The Theatre of Socìetas Raffaello Sanzio

[singlepic id=142 w= h=] The Theatre of Socìetas Raffaello Sanzio chronicles four years in the life of an extraordinary Italian theatre company whose work is widely recognized as some of the most exciting theatre currently being made in Europe. In the first English-language book to document their work, company founders, Claudia Castellucci, Romeo Castellucci and Chiara Guidi, discuss their approach to theatre making with Joe Kelleher and Nicholas Ridout. At the centre of the book is a detailed exploration of the company’s eleven episode cycle of tragic theatre, Tragedia Endogonida (2002–2004,) including: production notes and extensive correspondence giving insights into the creative process essays by and conversations with company members alongside critical responses by their two co-...

In Performance: Is You Me at deSingel (Antwerp, Belgium)

Is You Me deSingel (Antwerp, Belgium) Wed17 Mar 2010 20:00 Thu18 Mar 2010 20:00 Fri19 Mar 2010 20:00 [singlepic id=135 w= h= float=] You probably know Louise Lecavalier as a star dancer in La La La Human Steps. Her quick pirouettes and acrobatic dives are legendary, and her slim, androgynous appearance is always fascinating. She is an icon, a fifty-year-old blonde angel with an aura. The choreographer and performer Benoît Lachambre, who appeared with Meg Stuart in the ‘Forgeries. Love and other matters’, is her sparring partner on stage. In ‘Is you me’, the two partners examine the relationship between image and dance to the live accompaniment of music by the composer Hahn Rowe and computer drawings by Laurent Goldring. In a pristine white landscape, the two dancers...

Featured: Volksbühne and Frank Castorf (Berlin, Germany)

VOLKSBÜHNE AM ROSA-LUXEMBURG-PLATZ A Theatre of the People The Volksbühne in the centre of Berlin is one of the leading and most innovative theatres of both Berlin and Germany. It was established in 1914 as a result of a grassroots people’s movement. Erwin Piscator, in the 1920s, and Benno Besson, in the 1970s, had a huge influence on the theatre. After the fall of the Berlin Wall, Frank Castorf became director-general. He turned it into perhaps the most successful, but certainly the most controversial theatre in reunified Germany. A Theatre of Directors With its paradoxical objectives to be élitist and populist, eccentric and appealing to the masses, it simultaneously radiates a mood of awakening and the awareness of futility; it tears down the classical limits of the theatre, but also co...

Twitterview: Present Attempt’s (UK) NETWORKS 1.0

Pformart: Can you tell us a little about your company? Presentattempt: Journeying together for 3 years now, our process relies upon collaboration, our practice relishes the 'tarnished performance'.

Weekly digest for 2009-09-06

Thank you for the mention, George Hunka. http://bit.ly/L7kG9#criticism_20090823 # RT @Performa09: Performa in NYMag’s Fall Preview “back, bigger than ever…UNMISSABLE.” http://tinyurl.com/lnad88 # RT @performaddict: Richard Foreman play announced: Idiot Savant with Willem Dafoe @ and with Public Theatre. http://tiny.cc/NM1OF # Danspace Announces Fall 2009 – Highlights – Raimund Hoghe & Trajal Harrell http://www.danspaceproject.org/performance/upcoming.html # Full text of Richard Maxwell’s ‘People Without History’ inside Sept issue of American Theatre. http://nycplayers.org/ # We’ve updated our design colors, fonts, links. Now working on the Forum. http://contemporaryperformance.com # #followfriday @dancetechnet @ZZZLLL @scenedo...

Emerging: Present Attempt’s (UK) NETWORKS 1.0

NETWORKS 1.0 For the performance, Networks 1.0, Present Attempt went on a 24 hour journey that started and finished in London and attempted to connect all the people in the world! They traveled around the country as they met and made friends with people along the way, physically traversing people’s social networks in order to build a human-sized map of inter-connectivity. They began in London at 13:00 on 20 August at Riverside Studios. Then they traveled by road around the country, in a minibus, in a very large circle and throughout they attempted to broadcast live on their website at regular intervals. After eleven hours, at midnight, they passed through the Forest Fringe Festival in Edinburgh before heading back to London through the night, eventually ending where they started at 12:30. ...

Highlights: Festival d’Automne a Paris

Heiner Goebbels I Went To The House But Did Not Enter [singlepic id=128 w= h= float=]Three tableaux based on four texts by T.S. Eliot, Maurice Blanchot, Franz Kafka and Samuel Beckett challenge the very principles of narration. Heiner Goebbels has set them to music and in space, offering them scope. “Narrative?  No.  No narrative. Never again.” [Maurice Blanchot] Tailor-made for the Hilliard Ensemble, for both their voices and figures, this is their first venture into musical theater. Michael Marmarinos Je meurs comme un pays of Dimitris Dimitriadis [singlepic id=130 w= h= float=]Ancient tragedies and modern Greece –that of the Colonels’ regime – combine in this play to conjure a mythical country, haunted by a mysterious curse. Dimitriadis’ fragmented text has been fascinating direct...

Highlights: CPR- Center for Performance Research Fall 2009 (NYC)

DANCE / MULTI-MEDIA PERFORMANCE / INTERNET Website Impersonations: The Ten Most Visited #2 – www.google.com Ursula Endlicher Saturday, October 3 -8pm -$10 With google.com Ursula Endlicher closes her ten-part circle of “Website Impersonations: The Ten Most Visited”. This live performance series, which utilizes Web Code as choreography, will include dancers, performers, the audience, and the artist – right on stage. The source code of google.com – its HTML tags – are interpreted live on stage into new dance movements, which are immediately translated into text-based descriptions and then stored online into the html-movement-library. This information is reused on stage as new instruction material. As the data performance progresses, more html-movements are ...

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...