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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...

In Performance: deufert + plischke (Sophiensaele, Berlin)

Anarchiv #1: I am not a zombie a performance by and with deufert + plischke, Jeroen Peeters and Marcus Steinweg 27 and 28 August, 9.30 PM at Sophiensaele, Berlin [singlepic id=103 w= h= float=] At night in a graveyard the zombie appears as a living dead, wounded and ravaged by life. Archives contain documents from a past that the living want to preserve. A collection that seeks to maintain what once was, though its form changes over time. Anarchiv #1: I am not a zombie, by and with Kattrin Deufert, Jeroen Peeters, Thomas Plischke and Marcus Steinweg, doesn’t aim to bottle up the past, nor to awaken the dead. Instead, the genealogies of living materials, traces and memories that make up their respective oeuvres are being explored, reformulated and given a future. Anarchiv #1: I’m not a zomb...

Fatebook at The 2009 Philadelphia Live Arts Festival

FATEBOOK: Avoiding Catastrophe One Party at a Time Produced and Created by New Paradise Laboratories A performance theatre work presented by the 2009 Philadelphia Live Arts Festival. The performance is live, both in online and in real-space. The audience attends in both places. Follow thirteen 20-somethings through the trials and tribulations of modern life—with a difference. First, the characters live in cyberspace. Their lives intersect with each other and with audience members through a variety of social media networks. Then in September, in a real space performance, it all careens toward a momentous night—the FATEBOOK party—where time stops, computers crash, and it’s now or never. And the ghost and the body part ways. And all bets are off. And nobody can say what’s real. An...

In Performance: Creature Feature #2 at Basso in Berlin.

Creature Feature #2 Tuesday August 25th @ 21:00 Free Entrance The second edition of Creature Feature; a queer performance series presenting works in progress, improvisations, videos, lectures and group actions in the intimate and informal setting of the basso. BASSO 187 Kopenicker Str. (enter through courtyard Metro) Schlesisches Tor Berlin, Germany Performances by: Anne de Vries – Video Pre Show Action – “undercover” Anne de Vries – Group Tableaux – “ornament enter” Staring – Helga Wrethman, Constant Dullaard, Nino, (action painting club), Dafna Maimon, Luc Notsnad, Katja Novitskova and Special Guests….. Angela Schubot – Solo – “replugged” Gunnar Klack – Lecture – “Glitter Masks, Bearded ...

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2009-08-24

Video from Die Walküre; Fura dels Baus http://bit.ly/K7I6l # Rodrigo García at the Festival d’Avignon http://bit.ly/VEWLR # Alexander Calder’s Circus http://bit.ly/13LiRN # Socìetas Raffaello Sanzio – Tragedia Endogonidia http://bit.ly/3Dqowd # Certain Fragments http://bit.ly/282zK # Narcissister @ Scenedowntown.com http://bit.ly/vcEXl # Radio Hole Announces New Work and Touring Venues http://bit.ly/a1ELu # Gisèle Vienne + Dennis Cooper 2008 Production of JERK coming to NYC in Jan 2010 http://bit.ly/3OtD3 # Interview with Rome’s Ricci/Forte at Wolf&Wilde #contperf, http://bit.ly/17JYrw # TBA:09 Artistic Director Highlights: Meg Stuart and Miguel Gutierrez #contperf, http://bit.ly/3uFT27 # Contemporary Performance now on Facebook. #contperf, http://bit.ly/bSKw8 # Contemporar...

13 questions we ask ourselves – Guillermo Gómez-Peña

“13 Questions We Ask Ourselves” – from Guillermo Gómez-Peña – La Pocha Nostra (LA, USA) “1. What is our new place, our role as performance artists in this new century? 2. What are future formats for performance art? 3. What do words like radical, transgressive, rebellious ;, and oppositional mean after 9/11? 4. Where are the new borders that we must cross? 5. What are the new reasons for sitting at the table together, so to speak, in a time where all progressive political projects seem to be bankrupt? 6. What binds our otherwise extremely diverse ethnic identities, aesthetics and community concerns? The search for ‘radical’ tolerance and for a new way of presenting and distributing important ideas? Or the need to find a new spirituality emerging ou...

EMERGING! Help Enrico D. Wey with Fresh Tracks (NYC)

From Enrico D. Wey: “I am auditioning for Fresh Tracks in October. I would potentially like to swarm the stage at one point, en masse, and am looking to see how many of you lovely people and any you might want to forward this on to, would like to help me out and partake in this here endeavor. Hour commitment, minimal effort, all welcome in whatever you are wearing. Might ask you to bring a fork. Who knows! This is still tentative, just trying to see if I can get the numbers first!” Contact enricowey (at) gmail.com

In Performance: She She Pop at Forum Freies Theatre (Dusseldorf, Germany)

The FFT Düsseldorf celebrates its 10th anniversary with a She She Pop  gala performance: DREAM FACTORY A Staged installation On 9 and 10 September 2009 FFT , Jahnstr. 3, 40215 Dusseldorf Ticket hotline and information: 0211 / 87 67 87 18 www.forum-free-theater.de [nggallery id=26] Its been 10 years since the FFT Düsseldorf forged their factory and dreamt of the new performing arts. On September 9th, 2009 for the anniversary, She She Pop will load in their installation DREAM FACTORY.

Deufert + Plischke “in Quotes”

Our actual proceeding is rather like throwing sheets into the wind in any direction with the hope one hits a ghost. A ghost that haunts in the middle of us. Only a resonance in between, like a constant movement that neither represents nor mirrors relations of power and their rules and regulations of the body, the space and time. For us, artistic work stands for an invitation not to shy away from responsibility, and a chance to address it. And as we address ourselves in thought, we become more than one. From there on we are able to let our ideas circulate. From a single thread something complex evolves. Every slope connected to the next slope whole after whole. The representation of competence is replaced by a conspiracy of participation. — deufert +plischke: out-of-the-crisis-into-th...

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...

EMERGING: Ben Evans futureLOVER at Chez Bushwick

CAKE at Chez Bushwick: Ben Evans futureLOVER Saturday, August 22, 2009 7:30pm – 8:30pm Chez Bushwick 304 Boerum St., Buzzer #11 Brooklyn, NYC futureLOVER is a performance about the exploration of a modern man : fragile, vulgar, nostalgic. It is a dance of objects and memory, confession and solitude…events in search of masculine codes that are rarely found. Ben Evans makes performance in the U.S. and France, where he currently resides. His last project, je t’aimerai toujours, took place in his apartment in Paris every month for eight months. His work with madhause in the U.S. has been seen in Boulder, Chicago, and Los Angeles. He completed the Laboratory of Movement Studies at the Jacques Lecoq School, and has worked and studied with Goat Island, Anne Bogart and the SITI Company...

Young Jean Lee’s Theater Company Touring >The Shipment<

Young Jean Lee’s Theater Company The Shipment Touring Dates 2009/2010. Zurich Theater Spektakel, Switzerland August 28 – 30, 2009 www.theaterspektakel.ch PICA TBA Festival, Portland Sept 4 – 7, 2009 www.pica.org Rotterdam Seschouwburg, The Netherlands September 12 – 14, 2009 www.rotterdamseschouwburg.nl On the Boards, Seattle October 1 – 4, 2009 www.ontheboards.org Festival d’Automne à Paris, Paris November 4 – 8, 2009 www.festival-automne.com> Carolina Performing Arts – UNC Chapel Hill, North Carolina February 11 – 13, 2010 www.carolinaperformingarts.org MCA Chicago, Chicago March 25 – 28, 2010 www.mcachicago.org Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh April 9 – 10, 2010 www.warhol.org Vienna Festival, Austria May/June 2010 www.fest...