Theater

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...

Almanac 2016: Michael Fenlason and Strada Company (Tucson, United States)

John Loki is a shock jock who has lost his job for saying things on the radio in opposition to the media company that owns the station. He is hours away from eviction and must find a job, a place to love, and possibly win back his performance artist girlfriend. Using a mashup of live music, standup comedy, wig heads,Pop Tarts, and performance art, John Loki finds in his dark night of the soul a light in the promise and hope of kindness and possibility. “The thing about being homeless in America is that it’s kind of like being rich in America. You’re your own boss. You travel a lot. You can do or say whatever you want. The only difference of course is that if you’re rich, people will actually listen.” John Loki struggles to understand his part in the great, distracting American Noise. This...

Almanac 2016: Rebecca Bryant Danceworks (Long Beach, California, USA)

MANUFACTURED is an 18-minute dancework combining contemporary/post-modern dance with text and objects. The piece features fifty small cardboard boxes, ‘derelict’ costumes that can be donned and transformed onstage, spoken and projected text, and a soundscore by collaborator Don Nichols. This multimedia performance experience investigates the relationship between privilege and empathy. Our society is full of imagery, hyperbole, and metaphors that describe and delineate the differences between those who ‘have’ and those who ‘have not’; this work aims to explore the ways in which these images and metaphors limit our perception of other human beings. Onstage situations placing privilege/affluence up against need/misfortune are configured and re-configured with the audience’s preferences in min...

Almanac 2016: Kate Mueth and The Neo-Political Cowgirls (East Hampton, NY, USA)

VOYEUR is a multi-room theater piece which is music-driven that consists of 5-8 different "private moments" among women. Each room is a separate vignette exploring a specific issue usually kept quiet in the life of a person. VOYEUR can address anything and NPC is happy to incorporate particular issues our client may like to see addressed. (No, we do not perform sex acts or apply shock for shock value tactics.) Some topics from past VOYEURS- a daughter emulating her mothers insecurity with her body, lovers arguing, a teen and her mother trying to relate, an artist fighting to create art, a woman eating in a secret place, an old woman having a wonderful time alone, a young woman lonely at a party, etc. The performances utilize dance, movement, and sometimes text. At times heartbreaking, oth...

Almanac 2016: Untitled Theater Company No. 61 (New York, United States)

Money Lab is an economic vaudeville, a multi-disciplinary experiment to discover whether economic ideas can be represented through performance. It uses a mixture of theater, dance, video, cabaret, opera, puppetry, and games in order to explore everything from the gold standard, to the 2008 stock market collapse, to the theories of some of the most noteworthy economists (such as Adam Smith, Karl Marx, Arthur Laffer, and Elinor Ostrom), to the intersections of economics and art. Among the elements presented during the evening are audience participatory games based on economic behavioral experiments, including auctions, The Dictator Game, and The Ultimatum Game, developed with the help of Game Play curator Gyda Arber and economist Rosemarie Nagel; and a number of rotating acts. Upon entering,...

Almanac 2016: Collectif AUM (Lyon, France)

For this first production we have chosen to talk about the contemporary woman model. Who is she? What does she have to represent? How do we imagine her? Robin Lamothe and Lisa Bicheray will propose a different choreographic solo each around this theme. The guest for this very first creation will be an actress, Juliette Paire, who will perform a monologue in french. The evening will therefore propose two choreographic soli and one theatrical monologue, the three evolving on a bare stage, with only a lighting creation to coat it. The first soloist is Remembering Our Mothers, created and performed by Robin Lamothe: A man seen by women, women seen by a man. Fragments of memories. « The modern woman ». Does she exist ? Dissimilar. Complex. Women are like that, and this piece too. Fragments o...

Almanac 2016: Theater Mitu (New York City, USA)

“What do we do with all the Hamlet’s throughout Time? We dig them up to look at their bones. They reveal our cycle of life, love and death. How do we make something that remembers everything? By seeking the harmony of rebellion and the collisions of history. This is a theatrical experience about Hamlet. We are not Hamlet.” Imagine Shakespeare’s Hamlet has been buried in a mass grave with its predecessors, Saxo Grammaticus’ Amleth, Belleforest’s Hamlet and the originating Scandinavian mythologies of this epic (known as the UR-Hamlet). Among all of these buried bodies of text live the memories of death, madness, revenge, compassion, and love that plague the human existence. Now imagine Theater Mitu unearths this grave. Resisting a traditional staging of Hamlet, Theater Mitu investigates ...

Almanac 2016: Studio Reynard | Hélène Lesterlin (Saugerties, NY, USA)

OVERLOOK is a clipboard lecture that turns into a dance with memory, a time machine, a dream of utopia. Using an amalgam of voices, historical accounts and essays, original texts, song and dance, Hélène Lesterlin embodies high-stakes musings on art-making, life, death, high jinx, and a rooted sense of belonging to a colony of dreamers. Created using interviews with artists and elders, and the explosively inspiring archives of the Woodstock Historical Society, this solo performance transforms local lore, personal narrative, and the stories of the unique characters populating Woodstock’s art colony heyday. Woodstock, a village laid out on the flank of Overlook Mountain in the Catskill Mountains of New York, became synonymous with Bohemia as artists settled its hillsides in the 1900s in a swe...

Almanac 2016: <fidget> (Philadelphia, United States)

Time expands, narrative shimmers forth and slips away; formalism meets humanity in <fidget>’s staging of Robert Ashley’s experimental opera Dust. Working with the original recording and a cast of five dancers, director/choreographer Megan Bridge cultivates a shifting performance landscape that builds, swells, loops back and comments on itself. The work’s complex musicality and surreal narrative carry a strangely ebullient and humorous tone despite subject matter that includes war and a drug-induced conversation with God. Ashley was known for the distinctly American voice, language patterns, and structures of his operas. Bridge weaves movement that sometimes skates on top, sometimes intersects, and sometimes rides the wave of Ashley’s score. Movement and voice vacillate between a deli...

Almanac 2016: PRAXIS (Tehran, Iran)

ANTI WAR PERFORMANCE,The memory of our world is dark and it has suffered from the phenomenon of war for many centuries. War shapes and starts based on the era in which it's happening. However, it has no consequence other than the desolation of human beings' soul. As an artist, our responsibility is to remember and review all those destruction and miseries that war has brought us so far, with the aim to make a world with no war, bloodshed, emigration and human destruction."The man outside" is about the cry of humanity's soul from the war which has destroyed all the human achievements under the name of defending human values. The play is about the desolation of humanity by human beings, it's about the destruction of human societis by wilderness of war. As long as the collective memory of t...

Almanac 2016: The Nerve Tank (New York, United States)

Persephone takes a dive. Hades drops some knowledge. A contemporary reboot of the abduction myth, The Maiden explores questions of power and showmanship in the context of a trailer park nightclub. Found text, choreographed movement, and live music combine to rip into a kidnapped psyche. "Equal parts performance art, dance, and theatre, this multimedia production is a wild bricolage of found text, poetry and visual splendor." --OffOffOnline "The Nerve Tank’s extremely entertaining creation is one that commands attention with its out-of-the-box restructuring of a classic Greek text as a visual and auditory brain freeze." --Exeunt Magazine

Almanac 2016: Kim Miller (Milwaukee, USA)

Part of a feminist, queer science fiction trilogy. The performers enact a series of vignettes about cruise ship passengers stranded on Port-au-Pleasure passing the time in pursuit of bourgeois pleasure. Meanwhile, the revolution/flood is growing stronger. Tension builds as leisure and necessity clash. The revolution/storm prevents them from rejoining the ship, and they're left to their own in Port-au-Pleasure. Live performance accompanied by live music soundtrack. Performers quote movement passages from modern dance history. The camera is a presence within the performance, and the performers at times address the camera rather than audience. Audience may have to move with the action as the performers use an entire space. Performance run time 25 minutes.

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