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Podcast: Episode 01.08 SLC Performance Lab With Holly Hughes

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. Holly Hughes was interviewed by Brynn Hambley (SLC20) & Stephen Earnhart (SLC20) Holly Hughes is an internationally acclaimed performance artist whose work maps the troubled fault lines of identity. Her combination of poetic imagery and political satire has earned her wide attention and placed her work at the center of America’s culture wars. Hughes was among the first students to attend The New York Feminist Art Institute, an experiment in progressive pedagogy l...

Podcast: Episode 01.07 SLC Performance Lab With Sarah DeLappe

Sarah DeLappe interviewed by Amelia Bethel (SLC21) Karen Loewy Movilla (SLC21) Sarah DeLappe's play The Wolves premiered Off-Broadway at The Playwrights Realm, following an engagement at New York Stage and Film, and development at Clubbed Thumb and Great Plains Theatre Conference. The Wolves received the American Playwriting Foundation's inaugural Relentless Award, and was a finalist for the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize and the Yale Drama Series Prize. DeLappe is the Page One Playwright for The Playwrights Realm and has been a resident artist at the Sitka Fellows Program and SPACE on Ryder Farm.

Podcast: Episode 01.06 SLC Performance Lab With Donna Dennis

Donna Dennis Interviewed by Joanna Isenberg (SLC20) and Sarah Sterling (SLC21)Dennis is one of a small group of groundbreaking women—including Alice Aycock, Jackie Ferrara and Mary Miss—who pushed sculpture toward the domain of architecture in the early 1970s. Deborah Everett writes in Sculpture Magazine “When Donna Dennis created her earnest, plain-spoken Tourist Cabins at the outset of her career, they had the impact of cultural icons.” Drawing from overlooked fragments of rural and urban vernacular American architecture, her sculptures—tourist cabins, hotels, subway stations, roller coasters—have represented stopping places on the journey through life.

SLC Performance Lab Podcast Ep. 01.05 with Doug Wright

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. Our fifth episode features composer and singer Doug Wright interviewed by Rebecca Geminn and Kyrie Ellison. Doug Wright (Playwright) earned the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award for his play I Am My Own Wife. Other Broadway works include War Paint, Grey Gardens (Tony nomination), The Little Mermaid and Hands on a Hardbody. Film credits include Quills, based on his Obie Award-winning play and nominated for three Academy Awards.

Download The Contemporary Performance Almanac 2020

We have launched the 6th annual edition of the Contemporary Performance Almanac. We hope that this Almanac—as an extension of the Network—can aid discovery, spark curiosity, and facilitate exchange.  The Contemporary Performance Network is a social network and community organizing platform providing artists, presenters, scholars and festivals a space to meet, share work, and collaborate. The term contemporary performance is used to describe hybrid performance works and artists that travel between the fields of experimental theatre & dance, video art, visual art, music composition and performance art without adhering to one specific field’s practice. The Network was founded in 2010 and has grown to 7600 artists, presenters, curators, foundations, scholars and publishers from 85 countrie...

SLC Performance Lab Podcast Ep. 01.04 with Kamala Sankaram

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.Our Fourth episode features composer and singer Kamala Sankaram

SLC Performance Lab Podcast Ep. 01.03 with Tom Lee

Produced by ContemporaryPerformance.com and the Sarah Lawrence College MFA Theatre Program 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.Our second episode features Puppeteer, Designer, and Teacher, Tom Lee

Special Effects Festival NYC Jan 9 & 10, 2020

Special Effects Festival January 09-10, 2020@ Wild Project, 195 E 3rd St, New York, NY This year’s edition of Special Effects Festival asks…How do we combine difference?How do we assemble coalition?and what is the power of togetherness. Artist driven and oriented, Special Effects gathers experimental performance works by practitioners exploring contemporary issues. Drawing on a network of over 8K artists who are part of contemporaryperformance.com, 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. Special Effects Festival (SFX) was founded in 2014 by Caden Manson and Jemma Nelson, artistic directors of Big Art Group and editors at Contemporary Performance Network. Our missio...

ImPulsTanz – Vienna International Dance Festival 2019 (11 July to 11 August)

ImPulsTanz FestivalVienna, Austria11 July – 11 August 2019More Information – https://www.impulstanz.com/en/festivalinfo/ Founded in 1984, ImPulsTanz has developed into one of the largest festivals of contemporary dance and performance worldwide. Each summer, thousands of dancers, choreographers and artists from all over the world come together in Vienna, work together for five weeks and celebrate contemporary dance. ImPulsTanz – that’s performances, workshops, research projects, and the soçial programme. Contemporary dance establishment meets the trendsetting productions of tomorrow, which have found their place at the festival‘s [8:tension] Young Choreographers’ Series. Every year, ImPulsTanz workshops welcome thousands of participants, beginners, and profess...

Summer Contemporary Performance Reading List

Summer is a great time to catch up on reading and we love to share what we are into at the moment. Some of these books are older so you have probably read them. What