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The Way We Were 2.0… FRIDAY Jan 31st NYC

Greetings Contemporary Performance Network!

A quick heads-up about a fun ensemble performance event taking place in NYC on Friday at The Wild Project. Purchase tickets HERE and use the friends code VHS for $5 off the ticket price. We hope to see you there!

THE WAY WE WERE 2.0

Friday, January 31st @ 8PM

The Wild Project

195 East 3rd Street
New York, NY 10009
p. 212.228.1195

Featuring Vintage Video and Live Performance by…

Morgan Bassichis, Nath Ann Carrera, Angela Di Carlo, Enid Ellen & Greg Potter, Brett Every, Adam Feldman, Amanda Joy, Erin Markey, Amber Martin, Baker Overstreet, Jill Pangallo, Ben Rimalower & Kyle Supley. Curated by Jill Pangallo

Inspired by Jill Pangallo’s stack of VHS’s full of cringe-inducing teenage antics, The Way We Were examines the relationship between the performer to their younger, digitized self and seeks to find currents of continuity between past and present artistic practices. Pangallo has invited a bevvy of talented, downtown, alternative cabaret performers to respond to a past video work of at least 15-years-old with a newly created live performance. Angsty, funny, sincere, sad, happy—and sometimes a mind-boggling combination of all of the above emotions—these early videos carry seeds of ideas and conventions employed in these artists’ now-honed works. In short, an evening of entertaining, new works that aim at synthesizing past and present selves.

Flyer image courtesy Amber Martin

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Caden Manson is a director, media artist, and teacher. He is co-founder of the media ensemble bigartgroup.com and network, blog, and publisher, contemporaryperformance.com. He has co-created, directed, video- and set designed 18 Big Art Group productions. Manson has shown video installations in Austria, Germany, NYC, and Portland; performed PAIN KILLER in Berlin, Singapore and Vietnam; Taught in Berlin, Rome, Paris, Montreal, NYC, and Bern; the ensemble has been co-produced by the Vienna Festival, Festival d’Automne a Paris, Hebbel Am Ufer, Rome’s La Vie de Festival, PS122, and Wexner Center for The Arts. Caden is a 2001 Foundation For Contemporary Art Fellow, is a 2002 Pew Fellow and a 2011 MacDowell Fellow. Writing has been published in PAJ, Theater Magazine, and Theater der Zeit. Caden is currently an associate professor and graduate directing option coordinator of The John Wells Directing Program at Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Drama.

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