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In Performance: Alwin Nikolais Centennial (NYC)

2010 marks the centennial of the birth of the visionary choreographer Alwin Nikolais (1910-1993). To celebrate his work and legacy, Abrons Art Center is mounting this once-in-a-lifetime weekend of reunions and re-creations. During his tenure as the Artistic Director of the Henry Street Playhouse (1948-69), Nikolais pushed beyond the boundaries of contemporary dance to create hallucinogenic wonders...

In Performance: Meg Stuart, Philipp Gehmacher & Vladimir Miller – the fault lines

Meg Stuart, Philipp Gehmacher & Vladimir Miller /Damaged Goods & Mumbling Fish the fault lines Meg Stuart and Philipp Gehmacher are two celebrated choreographers, each with a very distinct style. While Stuart is known for her expressive imagery, Gehmacher’s work is more subdued. After their remarkable and fruitful cooperation in the duet MAYBE FOREVER, Stuart and Gehmacher collaborated aga...

Opportunities: P4M.Performance.Video.Festival

P4M.Performance.Video.Festival (Submission Deadline May 9, 2010) Call for entries for  the the first annual P4M online video festival. Contemporary Performance will host an online video festival of performance works and excerpts June 14 – July 2, 2010 here on ContemporaryPerformance.com. Please submit your video URLs and information below. We are open to any type of video (rehearsal, process...

New Links: Artists, Festivals, and Writings

Rochelle Haley (Sydney, Australia) Experimental drawing, performance and installation artist Marcio Carvalho (Portugal) Portuguese artist working in the field of video, performance and photography. Urgent Artist (NYC) Arts blog – “Media, Meta, and Mess from artists who live by their work” Carte Blanche | The Norwegian National Company of Contemporary Dance (Norway) Carte Blanche ...

In Performance: Vaginal Davis Is Speaking From The Diaphragm (NYC)

Vaginal Davis Is Speaking From The Diaphragm Performance Space 122 Saturday, May 15 – Thursday, May 27 Wed – Sat at 8pm, Sun at 6pm Late Shows at 10pm: Saturday, May 22 + Thursday, May 27 An episodic series of performance that dissects the heyday of 1970s American daytime television chat and variety programs, taking the format of legendary talk shows like The Mike Douglas Show and Dina...

Highlights: Fusebox Festival April 21-May 2 (Austin, Texas)

Fusebox is an annual contemporary art and performance festival that takes place in Austin, TX each April. This year’s dates are April 21 – May 2. The Fusebox Festival presents contemporary art and performance that spans form and geography. The festival acts as a catalyst for new ideas, new artistic models, new languages and approaches to help us better fully engage with the issues and questi...

Highlights: Donau Festival 04/28 -05/08 (Krems, Austria)

DonauFestival 2010 FAILED REVOLUTIONS or IS THE ANAESTHETIC SIMPLY TOO STRONG TO WAKE UP THE DAMNED ON THIS PLANET? The Donaufestival is an annual festival of music and performance that takes place each April in the Austrian state of Lower Austria. The festival tends to showcase avant-garde rock, performance art, noise and electronica artists. Statement from the director: Currencies and the corres...

Featured: testperformancetest (Austin, Texas)

testperformancetest is a multi-year experiment founded by Julie Thornton that brings a curated mix of national and international performance work to Austin. Occasionally, the fund will commission new work performed in Austin. Julie Thornton received her BFA in Ballet from the University of Akron. After dancing professionally and teaching for several years, she retired from dancing and now serves o...

In Performance: Whispering Pines 10 – Shana Moulton & Nick Hallett (NYC)

The Kitchen presents Whispering Pines 10, new work by artist Shana Moulton and musician Nick Hallett, Friday and Saturday, April 16 and 17 at 8pm The Kitchen 512 West 19th Street Tickets are $10. The Kitchen will present the premiere of Whispering Pines 10. The piece is the latest in video and performance artist Shana Moulton’s ongoing video serial about Cynthia, an anxiety-ridden hypochondriac wh...

In Performance: Big Art Group TAKES OVER Abrons Art Center April 15-18, 2010(NYC)

To celebrate 10 years of innovative work, Big Art Group takes over all three Abrons Art Center performance spaces with projects past, present, and future. April 15-18, 2010 Abrons Art Center Henry Street Settlement 466 Grand Street, NYC t:212.598.0400 f:212.505.8329 www.abronsartscenter.org 10 Years of Big Art Video THE SLEEP in the Experimental (NYC Premiere) April 15-18, 2010 at 7:00pm $15 The S...

In Performance: Wooster Group Curates PS 122 Avant-Garde-Arama (NYC)

PS 122 Avant-Garde-Arama Friday, April 16 + Saturday, April 17 Doors open at 8PM $20, $15 (students/seniors) With The Wooster Group curating the latest installment of Avant-Garde-Arama! one can expect two evenings of performance shorts and a nightly party that will “simulate the effects of a finely graded hallucinogen on a hyper-intelligent brain” – Ben Brantley  The New York Tim...

Digest: March 27 – April 2, 2010

In Performance: Big Art Group Releases Concept Album For NYC Premiere of The Sleep April 2nd, 2010 | No Comments In Performance: Jeremy Wade & Pete Drunge – The Whirling Visitation March 31st, 2010 | No Comments Emerging: Yozmit (NYC) March 31st, 2010 | No Comments Featured: Rabih Mroué (Beirut, Lebanon) March 29th, 2010 | 1 Comment Emerging: Faye Driscoll – There is so much mad in me (NYC) Ma...

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