Author: Caden Manson (Editor In Chief)

Announcement: CONTEXT – Platform for Contemporary Dance Festival (Berlin)

The 7th edition of the Festival “CONTEXT – Platform for Contemporary Dance” is entitled “Anaesthesia of Emotions”. The starting point for the programme is the observance that in recent times emotions have been granted a special amount of attention. However it remains to be seen whether we are dealing with a boom or with a taboo concerning emotions. The sciences are already speaking about an “emoti...

In Print: The State of New York City’s theatrical avant-garde…

Yesterday the Village Voice published a piece by Tom Sellar titled “The City’s Best (And Not So Best) Progressive Theater”. Its one of the only “end of the year/decade” piece to focus on  progressive/experimental/avant-garde work and companies. In it he poses… Ten years into the 21st century, it seems a fitting time to look at the state of New York City’s ...

In Performance: P.S.1 Saturday Sessions (NYC)

January 9: Saturday Sessions with Jibade-Khalil Huffman and Desi Santiago Saturday, January 09, 2010 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM P.S.1 announces Saturday Sessions, a new program of emerging performance art that will take place on the second Saturday of each month. Designed to introduce new performance artists to New York audiences, the events will range from music to site-specific actions, Saturday Session...

Emerging: Faye Driscoll (APAP Showing -NYC)

APAP: Faye Driscoll There is so much mad in me Jan 8 at 3pm FREE Reservations are encouraged. In a time of distraction, voyeurism and over stimulation, how do we experience authentic connection? Faye Driscoll investigates the physical and theatrical narratives that drive our misplaced need to be seen. From creating facades to seeking the divine to committing violent acts and falling in love, There...

Emerging: Latitude 14 (NYC)

Latitude 14 provides a framework for the artist-driven projects of its affiliates. These include its founders: Christina Campanella (composer/performer), Mallory Catlett (director & dramaturg), Stephanie Fleischmann (writer), and Peter Norrman (video artist & filmmaker), who began working together in 2005, and were quickly joined by Chris Lee (singer & writer), Jesse Hawley (performer)...

Highlights: Festival Overload (NYC)

Over the next two weeks 5 festivals and multiple showings of contemporary performance will be presented along side the annual APAP convention. Its a great opportunity to catch some local, national and international work. American Realness Festival (Abrons Arts Center & others) Under the Radar (The Public & others) COIL Festival (PS122) Other Forces (Ontological) Culturemart (Here) and APAP...

Digest: December 2009 Posts

Emerging: Implied Violence (Seattle, Washington) December 31st, 2009 [singlepic id=268 w=650 h= float=center] Featured: Performance Studies – A Selection of Recent Performative Work Developed at The Watermill Center (NYC) December 30th, 2009 Featured: Rodrigo García / La Carnicería Teatro (Madrid, Spain) December 28th, 2009 [singlepic id=260 w=650 h= float=center] Featured: American Realness Festi...

Emerging: Implied Violence (Seattle, Washington)

(from the artists’ website) Implied Violence makes plays that are not plays. We make theatre that may or may not be theatre. We generate pieces that are rooted in an internal logic and rigid structure that audiences may or may not understand. However, our work does not beg to be understood. We don’t care to be understood, to understand is to lie. [singlepic id=268 w= h= float=center] I...

Featured: Performance Studies – A Selection of Recent Performative Work Developed at The Watermill Center (NYC)

Performance Studies A Selection of Recent Performative Work Developed at The Watermill Center December 10, 2009 – February 15, 2010 Watermill Brooklyn Gallery / Byrd Hoffman Watermill Foundation 111 Front Street, #216 Brooklyn, NY Curated by Dmitry Komis Works by: Maria José Arjona (Colombia) C. Ryder Cooley (USA) Robin Deacon (UK) GIRLMACHINE – Carlos Soto & Charles Chemin / Chris...

Featured: American Realness Festival (NYC)

AMERICAN REALNESS A Festival of Contemporary Performance January 8-11, 2010 At a time when international perspectives of American dance hang onto Merce Cunningham and Trisha Brown, and too many American performing arts presenters are afraid of dance that traverses the heritage of lights and tights, AMERICAN REALNESS commands attention to the proliferation of choreographic practices transcending th...

Featured: Gob Squad (Berlin & Nottingham)

[singlepic id=258 w=590  float=center] Gob Squad is a group of UK and German artists, working collectively with performance, theatre, installation and video since 1994. Based in Nottingham and Berlin the group makes and presents its work in urban sites such as offices, houses, shops, railway stations and hotels as well as in galleries and theatres. Using the language of film, TV and pop music to e...

In Performance: Jonah Bokaer’s REPLICA (NYC)

REPLICA December 17th, 7:00pm December 18th, 7:00pm New Museum 235 Bowery NYC, NY 10002 212.219.1222 www.newmuseum.org/events REPLICA, a collaborative performance piece by Daniel Arsham, Jonah Bokaer, and Judith Sanchez Ruiz, examines memory loss, pattern recognition, and perceptual faculties as they apply to the human body. The piece employs built spaces, objects, lighting, and other media to cre...