Almanac13

Almanac 2013: Adrian Jevicki (Brooklyn, USA)

[alert heading=”The Contemporary Performance Almanac13″ type=”alert-info” block=”false” close=”false”]This post is part of a series of profiles on performance and performance makers from last year’s book, Contemporary Performance Almanac 2013, an overview of contemporary performance presented during the 2012/2013 season available for touring now. If you would like to be apart of this year’s book, Contemporary Performance Almanac 2015, you can join the project here. DEADLINE NOV 14, 2014[/alert] Adrian Jevicki (Brooklyn, USA)  I am a theater artist and educator. I make process oriented works originating from personal histories and traveling outwards to performance through a game and rule-based approach to theater making. My works a...

Almanac 2013: Anna Sperber (Brooklyn, USA)

[alert heading=”The Contemporary Performance Almanac13″ type=”alert-info” block=”false” close=”false”]This post is part of a series of profiles on performance and performance makers from last year’s book, Contemporary Performance Almanac 2013, an overview of contemporary performance presented during the 2012/2013 season available for touring now. If you would like to be apart of this year’s book, Contemporary Performance Almanac 2015, you can join the project here. DEADLINE NOV 14, 2014[/alert] Anna Sperber (Brooklyn, USA)  Anna Sperber is a performer and choreographer based in Brooklyn, NY.  Sperber’s work explores rigorous, intricate, gradually shifting patterns to get at a deeper energetic layer of expression. Using a combinati...

Almanac 2013: Armando Lopez-Bircann (Washington DC, USA)

[alert heading=”The Contemporary Performance Almanac13″ type=”alert-info” block=”false” close=”false”]This post is part of a series of profiles on performance and performance makers from last year’s book, Contemporary Performance Almanac 2013, an overview of contemporary performance presented during the 2012/2013 season available for touring now. If you would like to be apart of this year’s book, Contemporary Performance Almanac 2015, you can join the project here. DEADLINE NOV 14, 2014[/alert] Armando Lopez-Bircann (Washington DC, USA)  Armando Lopez-Bircann (1990) is an interdisciplinary artist currently focused on performative, wearable sculpture and the ceremonial display of identity. He was raised in Dominican Republic and mo...

Alamanac 2013: Royal Osiris Karaoke Ensemble (Brooklyn, USA)

[alert heading=”The Contemporary Performance Almanac13″ type=”alert-info” block=”false” close=”false”]This post is part of a series of profiles on performance and performance makers from last year’s book, Contemporary Performance Almanac 2013, an overview of contemporary performance presented during the 2012/2013 season available for touring now. If you would like to be apart of this year’s book, Contemporary Performance Almanac 2015, you can join the project here. DEADLINE NOV 14, 2014 [/alert] Royal Osiris Karaoke Ensemble (Brooklyn, USA)  Royal Osiris Karaoke Ensemble (Tei Blow and Sean McElroy) work with video,  sound, and performers to create installation-based performances.  The ensemble uses VHS tapes and the internet  to c...

Almanac 2013: Sara Schnadt (Los Angeles, USA)

[alert heading=”The Contemporary Performance Almanac13″ type=”alert-info” block=”false” close=”false”]This post is part of a series of profiles on performance and performance makers from last year’s book, Contemporary Performance Almanac 2013, an overview of contemporary performance presented during the 2012/2013 season available for touring now. If you would like to be apart of this year’s book, Contemporary Performance Almanac 2015, you can join the project here. DEADLINE NOV 14, 2014[/alert] Sara Schnadt (Los Angeles, USA)  Sara Schnadt explores technology in her work both as subject and media. Her installations and performances use found objects, interactivity, spatial illusions, and movement derived from common gestures. Much...

Almanac 2013: Joseph Herring (Pensacola, USA)

[alert heading=”The Contemporary Performance Almanac13″ type=”alert-info” block=”false” close=”false”]This post is part of a series of profiles on performance and performance makers from last year’s book, Contemporary Performance Almanac 2013, an overview of contemporary performance presented during the 2012/2013 season available for touring now. If you would like to be apart of this year’s book, Contemporary Performance Almanac 2015, you can join the project here.(DEADLINE NOV 14, 2014)[/alert] Joseph Herring (Pensacola, USA)  My work situates itself in the areas of intersection between post-dramatic theatre and sculpture; time-based media and installation; and video and performance art. Pre-recorded and live-produced video eleme...

Almanac13: Marina McClure (Los Angeles, USA)

[alert heading=”The Contemporary Performance Almanac13″ type=”alert-info” block=”false” close=”false”]This post is part of a series of profiles on performance and performance makers from last year’s book, Contemporary Performance Almanac 2013, an overview of contemporary performance presented during the 2012/2013 season available for touring now. If you would like to be apart of this year’s book, Contemporary Performance Almanac 2015, you can join the project here.(DEADLINE NOV 14, 2014)[/alert] Marina McClure (Los Angeles, USA) Director Marina McClure creates highly visual live performances that blend new media with a dynamic physical vocabulary. Her collaborations with designers Drew Foster, Kate Fry and Simon Harding constitute...

Almanac 13: Dana Gingras/Animals Of Distinction (Montréal, Canada)

[alert heading=”The Contemporary Performance Almanac13″ type=”alert-info” block=”false” close=”false”]This post is part of a series of profiles on performance and performance makers from last year’s book, Contemporary Performance Almanac 2013, an overview of contemporary performance presented during the 2012/2013 season available for touring now. If you would like to be apart of this year’s book, Contemporary Performance Almanac 2015, you can join the project here.[/alert] Dana Gingras/Animals Of Distinction (Montréal, Canada) Dana Gingras is an artist whose works have established her has a game-changing, boundary-pushing choreographer, performer and film-maker. As an artist it is Gingras’ goal to explore the full depths of interd...

Almanac13: NO SHOW: Bridget Balodis + Mark Pritchard (Melbourne, Australia)

NO SHOW: Bridget Balodis + Mark Pritchard (Melbourne, Australia)  NO SHOW: Bridget Balodis + Mark Pritchard. NO SHOW is the joint project of two independent theatre directors investigating new ways of telling stories in live spaces. We create interactive and immersive theatre experiences, striving to engage generously with urgent contemporary questions and create meaningful encounters with audiences. We’re stripping our theatre craft back to its roots in myth, ritual, and the power of the live, shared experiences. Our works reimagine contemporary rituals as performative encounters, drawing the audience into the reconstruction and deconstruction of clichés and dominant mythologies, exposing the roots, desires and power structures within them. Our theatre is communal, provocative, inventive,...

Almanac13: Deborah Leiser-Moore (Melbourne, Australia)

KaBooM KaBooM is a physical performance event – its subject is War. KaBooM is based on real stories of ex-soldiers who have fought on the frontline: Fabrice, a child soldier from Burundi, who hid in lakes to escape machetes wielding hoards; Majid, who deserted after 10 years in Saddam Hussein’s army; Ivor, who, as a 16 year old escaped the Holocaust to fight for his family in the Pacific Islands along with a guardian monkey.   Each of the 7 tales serves as a basis for 7 leading theatre directors to create a theatrical response – using the body of one female performer and an arsenal of contemporary theatrical weapons – projections, aerial work, pulsing sound track.  Like a contemporary Scheherazade this performer functions as the central storyteller, adding an original feminine ...

Almanac13: Deanne Butterworth (Melbourne, Australia)

This post is part of a series of profiles on performance and performance makers from the book Contemporary Performance Almanac 2013, an overview of contemporary performance presented during the 2012/2013 season available for touring now. TWINSHIPS TWINSHIPS is one result of a six-month Housemate residency at Dancehouse. Over a period of six-months, I proposed a program for working that included others. My intention was to find and develop a practice and have others involved in that. So, I set up something called, ‘Groups:Meetings’ which operated alongside my solo time in the studio. During ‘Groups:Meetings’ I would show others a little of what I had been working on. What came from those moments of showing something and the discussion that followed has influenced TWINSHIPS.  TWINSHIPS becam...

Almanac13: Branch Nebula, Matt Prest & Clare Britton (Sydney, Australia)

This post is part of a series of profiles on performance and performance makers from the book Contemporary Performance Almanac 2013, an overview of contemporary performance presented during the 2012/2013 season available for touring now. WHELPING BOX Provocative and intelligent, visceral and strange: Whelping Box is a breeding ground for wild things; for dogs and gods. Two male performers take up their positions in an intimate 10m x 10m arena, with the audience at close proximity, and engage in a series of tasks seemingly design to test their limits and to strip themselves of civility. Through feats of endurance, absurd rituals and idiosyncratic mythmaking, they map out a restless and aggressive initiation. Like athletes or shamans, they are the audience’s guides, guinea pigs and preachers...