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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

Currents in Contemporary Performance Is Now Published

The Contemporary Performance Think Tank: Currents (volume 1) $5.95 Each year the The Contemporary Performance Think Tank focuses on a set of topics concerning the fields of Theater and Contemporary Performance and conducts research and interviews to produce a paper as a resource for practitioners. This year’s topic is contemporary performing artists and companies pushing the formal relationships of architecture, artist, and audience. For this paper, the Think Tank chose five areas on the forefront of this research to explore; Contemporary Choreography, Mixed Reality Performance, Performance Cabaret, Immersive Theatre, and Social Engaged Art. Each chapter includes an introduction to the specific practice, a conversation with an artist, and a list of artists working in and around the specifi...

Segal Film Festival on Theatre and Performance, March 1-3, 2018 (NYC)

The fourth annual FILM FESTIVAL ON THEATRE AND PERFORMANCE March 1 – 3, 2018 Martin E. Segal Theatre Center, The CUNY Graduate Center 365 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10016-4309 | ph: 212-817-1860  This year’s theatre focus in FTP includes works of and about East- German playwright Heiner Müller’s  revolutionary Hamlet; theatre provocateur Christoph Schlingensief’s campaign for Chancellor (run from a circus tent at the Volksbühne, Berlin); the Italian cinema impresarios, the Taviani Brothers, directing high-security prison inmates in their hybrid production of Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar; The Living Theatre’s Judith Malina in her collaboration with the Italian theatre company MOTUS; Intimate portrayal of the work processes of two contemporary theatre titans – Jan Fabre as well as...

5 Currents In Contemporary Performance To Know (Free PDF)

Each year the The Contemporary Performance Think Tank focuses on a set of topics concerning the fields of Theater and Contemporary Performance and conducts research and interviews to produce a paper as a resource for practitioners. This year’s topic is contemporary performing artists and companies pushing the formal relationships of architecture, artist, and audience. For this paper, the Think Tank chose five areas on the forefront of this research to explore; Contemporary Choreography, Mixed Reality Performance, Performance Cabaret, Immersive Theatre, and Social Engaged Art. Each section of this paper includes an introduction to the specific practice, a conversation with an artist, and a list of artists working in and around the specific practice. The Contemporary Performance Think Tank i...

Social Practice, Socially Engaged Art, Civic Practice: In Conversation with Aaron Landsman

Aaron Landsman is a playwright and performance artist whose work is occasionally co-authored with community members. His most recent piece, Perfect City, is a long-term collaboration with young people on the Lower East Side, architectural interventionists, and activists about the politics of urban planning. City Council Meeting, another multi-city collaborative project of Landsman’s, concerns the “architecture of power, and the comedy of procedure.”

What is Social Practice, Socially Engaged Art, and Civic Practice?

Social Practice by Terrence I. Mosley The Contemporary Performance Think Tank is housed in the John Wells Directing Program MFA at Carnegie Mellon University’s School Of Drama under the direction of Caden Manson. Each year the Think Tank focuses on a set of topics concerning the fields of Theater and Contemporary Performance and conducts research and interviews to produce a paper as a resource for practitioners. This year’s topic is contemporary performing artists and companies redefining relationships with audience and pushing the formal relationships of architecture, artist, and audience. For this paper the Think Tank chose five areas on the forefront of this research to explore; Contemporary Choreography, Mixed Reality Performance, Performance Cabaret, Immersive Theatre, and Social Enga...

10 Socially Engaged Art Practitioners to Know: 1. Aaron Landsman

Aaron Landsman Aaron Landsman makes live performances involving people, space, time and language. Based in New York City, his projects range from monologues and stage plays to participatory and conceptual works presented in places where people perform their lives: offices, homes, meeting rooms and buses. Recent works include: Empathy School, a performance created with filmmaker and composer Brent Green, commissioned by EMPAC and presented on a night bus ride through a country road; Appointment, a suite of works for a single viewer and a single performer in offices; City Council Meeting, a participatory, community-engaged work presented in five US cities, funded by NEFA’s National Theater Pilot, NPN, MAP and Jerome; and Running Away From The One With The Knife, a new play about suicide and ...

Do You Know These Artists? Special Effects Festival NYC (Jan 11-13, 2018)

We wanted to share with you the artists for Special Effects Festival NYC 2018 and what we are focusing on with this project. This year’s edition asks; how do we strengthen community? how do we build empathy? and how do we stay focused and carry each other through this clusterf*ck”.  Artist driven and oriented, Special Effects gathers experimental performance works by practitioners exploring contemporary issues. Presented by contemporaryperformance.com, a network of over 7K+ artists in 82 countries, the festival samples the diversity and richness of the discipline of performance and presents an open forum for critical thinking on the issues of the day. Tickets are $25 (Free Drink Ticket). A Quick View Of Performances: Kate Dakota Kremer / Intimatics I-III, January 11 @ 8pm Tickets –&g...

10 Performance Cabaret Artists to Know: 1. Adrienne Truscott

The Contemporary Performance Think Tank is housed in the John Wells Directing Program MFA at Carnegie Mellon University’s School Of Drama under the direction of Caden Manson. Each year the Think Tank focuses on a set of topics concerning the fields of Theater and Contemporary Performance and conducts research and interviews to produce a paper as a resource for practitioners. This year’s topic is contemporary performing artists and companies redefining relationships with audience and pushing the formal relationships of architecture, artist, and audience. For this paper the Think Tank chose five areas on the forefront of this research to explore; Contemporary Choreography, Mixed Reality Performance,  Performance Cabaret, Immersive Theatre, and Social Engaged Art. Each section of this paper i...

Immersive Theater: In Conversation With Shasta Geaux Pop

In Conversation with Shasta Geaux Pop Interviewed by Terrence I. Mosley The Contemporary Performance Think Tank is housed in the John Wells Directing Program MFA at Carnegie Mellon University’s School Of Drama under the direction of Caden Manson. Each year the Think Tank focuses on a set of topics concerning the fields of Theater and Contemporary Performance and conducts research and interviews to produce a paper as a resource for practitioners. This year’s topic is contemporary performing artists and companies redefining relationships with audience and pushing the formal relationships of architecture, artist, and audience. For this paper the Think Tank chose five areas on the forefront of this research to explore; Contemporary Choreography, Mixed Reality Performance,  Performance Cabaret,...

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,...

Performance Cabaret: In Conversation with Erin Markey

Erin Markey makes music, shows and videos. She has shown work at Under the Radar Festival, A.R.T., New Museum, PS 122, New York City Comedy Festival, Ars Nova, Lincoln Center Director's Lab, UCBeast, Bard Spiegeltent, Tasmania's Festival of Voices, San Francisco Film Society and frequently at Joe's Pub at the Public Theater.  She is the recipient of a Franklin Furnace Grant, a NYFA Cutting Edge Artist Award, an Eliot Norton Award for Outstanding Performance and is frequently recognized by Time Out New York as a Top Ten Cabaret Artist. She was listed in Artforum's Top Ten Best Music of 2016.  Her musical, A Ride On The Irish Cream, co-composed with Emily Bate and Kenny Mellman, premiered at Abrons Arts Center in January 2016 and was co-presented by Abrons and American Realness Festival. Iri...

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