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Deadline In 10 Days – Tour Your Work – Contemporary Performance Almanac

Tour Your Latest Performances Don’t Make Work In The Dark We invite you to a part of the Contemporary Performance Almanac 2019, a crowd-funded and open-source overview of contemporary performance created or presented during the 2017/18/19 seasons available for touring now. This is the 5th year and 6th volume of the Almanac. The book will be published in 2019. We will share the ebook version with international presenters who are looking to invite touring work and publish the book for participants. So often presenters do not have access to the work of artists that are outside the touring circuit. Contemporary Performance sees a need to give access to both artists and presenters to find each other and start new working relationships. The ebook will be a digital copy of our perfect bound...

Free Download – Contemporary Performance Almanac 2018

We are releasing the digital download for the Contemporary Performance Almanac 2018. To download the book (13MB PDF), Enter your name, email, and institution (optional) and hit submit. You will be forwarded to the digital download and also receive an email with the link. The deadline for the 2019 Almanac is April 20, 2019 Photo: Maria Apleri for KOR’SIA

In Performance: Berlin, Zvizdal [Chernobyl, so far–so close] (Out There Festival)

Zvizdal [Chernobyl, so far–so close]BerlinOut There FestivalWalker Art Center When we first meet Nadya and Petro, they sit silently on a bench outside their ramshackle home in a deserted Ukranian village, staring out at the world, occasionally swatting at a fly. This entirely unremarkable moment is projected on both sides of a large screen, to be scrutinized by an audience in tiered seating units on either side, part of an installation created to hold this documentary film. From the beginning, Berlin plays with the contrast between the technological magic of the presentation and the base simplicity of their subjects’ lives. Petro and Nadya are the last two holdouts living in their part of the exclusion zone, a 1000 square mile square around the Chernobyl power plant whose residents w...

In Performance: The Builders Association’s Elements Of Oz December 1-18, 2016 (NYC)

Builders Association ELEMENTS OF OZ Co-presented with 3LD Center for Art & Technology December 1-18, times vary Tickets $15-$25 Use code GLINDA2020 to get $5 off opening weekend tickets (December 1-4).  Location: 3LD Center for Art & Technology Address: 80 Greenwich St, New York, NY 10006 Phone: (212) 645-0374 ELEMENTS OF OZ draws on one of the richest examples of escapist American entertainment, The Wizard of Oz. We revel in the multiplicity of interpretations of this iconic example of popular culture, and examine how tens of thousands of people across the country (and across the globe) have made Oz their own. Through the use of YouTube tributes, a re-contextualization of the film, and the incorporation of new technologies, ELEMENTS OF OZ celebrates and deconstructs this incredibl...

Interview: Sara Lyons on her adaptation of “I’m Very Into You” by Kathy Acker and McKenzie Wark

I’m Very Into You Kathy Acker and McKenzie Wark Adapted and Directed by Sara Lyons Nov. 9-11 In 1995, the writers Kathy Acker and McKenzie Wark met at a conference in Australia and had a brief, passionate affair. Wark lived in Sydney, Acker in San Francisco, so after Acker’s return to the United States they continued their correspondence via the emerging technology of email. This correspondence was recently collected and published in a volume titled I’m Very Into You, and now Sara Lyons, a John Wells Directing Fellow at Carnegie Mellon University, has adapted I’m Very Into You for the stage in an original production opening this week. I sat down with Sara over a cup of tea to discuss her adaptation, the limits of language, queering binaries, and spreading the good fucking word about ...

Education: Master Program in Devised and Object Theatre at Department of Alternative and Puppet Theatre at DAMU in Prague

Directing for Devised and Object Theatre Accepting applications for Academic Year 2017/18 Deadline for submitting Applications for Academic Year 2017/18 is January 31, 2017 Theatre Faculty of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague (DAMU) announces: Master Degree in Directing for Devised and Object Theatre a 2 year English language directing for alternative and puppet theatre program at the Department of Alternative and Puppet Theatre (KALD) Apply now Program Overview The Master in Directing for Alternative and Puppet Theatre offers advanced studies in the practice of theatre-making with a twofold focus: learning the process of devising a theatre performance from scratch, with a strong emphasis on a visuality of expression. Students will learn to create theatre performances with strong vi...

In Print: Meg Stuart: Make The First Move

OUT NOW: #41 / MEG STUART: MAKE THE FIRST MOVE “I have always felt very comfortable with being upside down, off balance, and ungrounded when I am dancing.” mono.kultur #41 / Summer 2016 English / 15 x 20 cm / 48 Pages € 5.00 at mono-konsum.com Delirious, vulnerable bodies running, stumbling, sliding from ramps, crashing into each other in full flight; whirling dancers in states of trance and abandon; traces of patterns emerging and dissolving: the work of American choreographer and dancer Meg Stuart is an enigmatic and dazzling experience of dance as a multisensory attack, distilling harmony out of chaos, grace out of roughness, moments of intensity out of daily rituals and gestures. Meg Stuart’s work is not about the elegance and beauty of dance, or at least not in the conventional sense....