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Rimini Protokoll’s Conference of the Absent

There is a crisis! And in times of global crisis, it's all about global cooperation. Nevertheless, this time the crisis is being dealt with locally - on behalf of the world: at a conference that no one needs to book a flight or mount a train for. A performance to which the invited experts and speakers do not appear physically, but are represented by local people who only receive their script at the beginning of their presentation. In CONFERENCE OF THE ABSENT, the audience observes people from their own city as they take on the identity of an absent conference speaker.

Discover and Explore Terms Of Performance In This Fantastic Online Resource

In Terms of Performance is an online resource of intersecting essays and interviews from artists, curators, presenters, and scholars reflecting on the relationship between visual art, theater, choreography, and performance art co-edited by Paula Marincola of The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage and Shannon Jackson of UC Berkeley

What Is Immersive Theater?

Immersive theater is a performance form emphasizing the importance of space and design; curating tangible, sensual environments; and focusing on personal, individual audience experience.2 The form has emerged over the past two decades as a major movement in performance and finds itself today within a mainstream moment. As a form which subverts much of the established relationships of conventional theater, its success can be seen as reflecting a larger need in today’s audiences. With much of contemporary life taking place in ungrounded, digital spaces audiences long to exist as physical bodies in actual locations; presented with a culture that is two dimensional, today’s audiences seek expansive, visceral stimuli; within a society lacking privacy, audiences find the prospect of an intimate,...

Miguel Gutierrez – SLC Performance Lab Podcast 03.01

Welcome to the third season of The SLC Performance Lab Podcast! The SLC Performance Lab is produced by ContemporaryPerformance.com and the Sarah Lawrence College MFA Theatre Program. Performance Lab is one of the core components of the program where graduate students work with guest artists and develop group-generated performance experiments. During the course of the year, visiting artists to the MFA Theatre Program's Performance Lab are interviewed after leading a workshop with the MFA cohort. Miguel was interviewed by Andrew Del Vecchio (SLC22) and Jillion Jetton (SLC23).

Jaamil Olawale Kosoko – Episode 02.09 SLC Performance Lab

Jaamil Olawale Kosoko is a Nigerian American performance artist, poet, and curator originally from Detroit, MI. His creative practice draws from Black study, queer theories of the body, weaving together visual performance, lecture, ritual, and spiritual practice.

Catch up with the Performance Lab Podcast Season 2

The SLC Performance Lab is produced by ContemporaryPerformance.com and the Sarah Lawrence College MFA Theatre Program. Each month a visiting artist to the MFA Theatre Program's Grad Lab is interviewed. Grad Lab is one of the core components of the program where graduate students work with guest artists and develop group-generated performance pieces monthly. This year we interviewed 9 Artists, Organizers, and Curators.

Jibz Cameron (Dynasty Handbag) – SLC Performance Lab Podcast

ibz Cameron is a performance, recording, and video artist as well as an actor. Cameron also produces work as Dynasty Handbag, an alter ego created in 2001. Her performance art has been called "Outrageously smart, grotesque and innovative" by The New Yorker and referred to as "[…] one of the most insanely funny, tone-perfect pieces of performance art I have seen in years" by Jennifer Dunning in The New York Times.

Tina Satter – SLC Performance Lab Episode 02.05

Tina Satter is a playwright and director based in New York City. She is the founder and artistic director of the theater company Half Straddle. A collection of three of her plays, "Seagull (Thinking of you) with Away Uniform and FAMILY," was published in 2014. Her show's text, "Ghost Rings," was published in 2017 by 53rd State Press and a vinyl album of the show's songs. She has received the Foundation for Contemporary Arts Grants to Artists award (2016) and a Doris Doris Duke Artist Impact Award in 2014. Satter has created 10 shows with Half Straddle, and the company's shows and videos have toured to over 20 countries in the U.S., Europe, Australia, and Asia. She made her Off-Broadway debut as a conceiver and director in fall 2019 with IS THIS A ROOM at the Vineyard Theatre, for which she...

Episode 02.04 SLC Performance Lab With Alice Yuan Zhang

The SLC Performance Lab is produced by ContemporaryPerformance.com and the Sarah Lawrence College MFA Theatre Program. Each month a visiting artist to the MFA Theatre Program’s Grad Lab is interviewed. Grad Lab is one of the core components of the program where graduate students work with guest artists and develop group generated performance pieces monthly. Alice Yuan Zhang is interviewed by Karen Loewy Movilla (‘21) and Chanel Smith (‘21). SLC Performance Lab · Episode 02.04 SLC Performance Lab With Alice Yuan Zhang Alice Yuan Zhang is an artist, designer, and program organizer working across the IRL and URL. Her projects often take on a playful and collaborative approach, using mixed reality technologies to invite public empathy into ecological and social futuring. She is the co-or...

Performance Lab Podcast Episode 02.02 SLC With Director and Designer, Carlos Soto

The SLC Performance Lab is produced by ContemporaryPerformance.com and the Sarah Lawrence College MFA Theatre Program. Each month we interview visiting artists to the MFA Theatre Program’s Grad Lab, one of the core classes of the program where grads work with guest artists and develop group generated performance pieces monthly. In our second podcast of the 20/21 season, Chanel Blanchett (SLC21) and Andrew Del Vecchio (SCL22) interview the director and designer Carlos Soto. Carlos Soto is a director and designer based in New York City, where he studied Art History and Literature at the Pratt Institute. His GIRLMACHINE premiered at Performa 09 and was subsequently presented in Paris by the American University of Paris. Pig Pig Pig (2010) was developed in residency at Le Point Éphémère, Paris...

Podcast: Episode 02.01 SLC Performance Lab With Maiko Kikuchi

Welcome to the 2nd Season of the SLC Performance Lab Podcast. Produced by ContemporaryPerformance.com and the Sarah Lawrence College MFA Theatre Program, the SLC Performance Lab interviews visiting artists to the MFA Theatre Program's Grad Lab, one of the core classes of the program where grads work with guest artists and develop group generated performance pieces monthly. Maiko Kikuchi is a multidisciplinary artist working in illustration, painting, drawing, collage, sculpture, animation and puppetry/ performance.

Interdisciplinary, Collaborative, Expansive, and Rigorous – 2 Year MFA – Theater and Performance (New York) Deadline: January 1, 2021

Interdisciplinary, Collaborative, Expansive, and Rigorous – 2 Year MFA in Theater and Performance (New York)Deadline: January 1, 2021Apply to the Theatre graduate program today» The Master of Fine Arts in Theatre at Sarah Lawrence College supports students through research and practice to develop their unique artistic voice and robust creative practice to engage with the contemporary field. With the guidance of faculty and thesis advisors who are working artists, curators, and organizers, the program offers an advanced study of theatre and performance that is interdisciplinary, collaborative, expansive, and rigorous. More Information:Website –>Instagram–>Facebook–>Season Website–> We encourage students to bring their own histories, experiences, and stories into the ecosystem of the p...