In Performance

In Performance: Pascal Rambert & Éric Méchoulan

Pascal Rambert & Éric Méchoulan Une (micro) histoire économiquedu monde, dansée A (micro) economic history of the world, in dance… Economics govern every aspect of our existence – a constant threat from above. Servitude of the worst kind: not knowing, not understanding, sacrificed naked and defenceless to the brute powers of production and merchandise, pitching and tossing from one crisis to the next like a drunken boat. Based on the rich fabric of life experiences and relationships explored and forged in writing workshops at the Théâtre de Gennevilliers, drawing on texts by turns naïve, gentle, strident, protesting… Texts that talk about purchasing power, job losses, the feeling of panic on the brink of the abyss of unemployment. Pascal Rambert gives form to this community of voices a...

In Performance: Radiohole – Whatever, Heaven Allows at PS122 (NYC)

Radiohole Whatever, Heaven Allows February 20 – March 14, 2010 Performance Space 122, NYC Known for its radical and reckless theatricality, avant-garde New York troupe Radiohole’s newest work is a star-spangled American meta-melodrama inspired by film director Douglas Sirk’s 1950s potboilers and Milton’s epic Paradise Lost. Our heroine is an all- American “Eve” who must save her home from an evil-doer while struggling to find fulfillment in a lasting relationship with a supposedly good man who looks like god. Radiohole’s newest synthesis of cultural flotsam is sure to be bawdy, silly, possibly transcendent, and a touch disturbed. Images: [nggallery id=67] Video: more information and tickets here.

In Performance: Bettina Atala (Paris) at Chez Bushwick (NYC)

Bettina Atala Season 1 Episode 2 20th february 8PM Where is the cameraman standing ? At what moment the shot will change ? How many takes were required before getting a result ? These are the questions that the characters in the movie Season 1 episode 2 openly ask themselves and which are the main subject of the dialogues. Part film, part theater, part reality television… Bettina Atala’s Season 1 episode 2 examines its own production process step by step, as it is being created in front of the audience. The hilarious and thoughtful work questions the concepts of mass media, Big Brother, and the boundaries of reality and fiction – while offering a delightful critique of social norms and structures. Known to New York audiences for her work with French performance group GRAND MAGASIN, B...

In Performance: Daniel Linehan – Montage for Three / Not About Everything (Paris)

Hors-Série 2 Montage for Three / Not About Everything Daniel Linehan Théatre de la bastille 76, Rue de la Roquette Paris Wed.-Sat. 10-13 February, 21h Reservations: 01 43 57 42 14 http://www.theatre-bastille.com/ [singlepic id=147 w= h= float=] Montage for Three Choreographed by: Daniel Linehan Created and Performed by: Daniel Linehan and Salka Ardal Rosengren “…I transform myself in advance into an image…” Montage for Three is a choreography-of-images that takes its source material entirely from found photographs, both famous and obscure. The two dancers embody the photographs with the absurd and impossible aim of giving presence to something which is absent. They strive to erase the inherent sentimentality of the photographs in order to see what lies beneath the nostalgia. Th...

In Performance: Christian Rizzo-L’oubli, toucher du bois (Lille, France)

Christian Rizzo-L’oubli, toucher du bois Lille Opera From the 25th to the 27th February 2010 As is his custom, Christian Rizzo refuses to content himself with reformulating his past successes. His curiosity, his appetite and temperament lead him ever onwards to new and unexpected adventures. Between a commission from the Lyon Opera Ballet in May 2009 and the staging of an opera at the Capitole in Toulouse in March 2010, he presents a new creation at the Lille Opera. He proposes pieces in which all the elements participate in his atypical choreography: dancers, set designer, music, lighting, video, costumes – but he never applies the same recipe. With L’oubli, toucher du bois, he questions the presence of a body in a closed space, for which the rough materials of the walls are a mix of surf...

In Performance: PIG at X Initiative (NYC)

PIG 7pm – January 28, 2010 X INITIATIVE 548 West 22nd Street New York, NY 10011 T: 917-697-4886 E: info@x-initiative.org Wu Ingrid Tsang, Zackary Drucker, and Mariana Marroquin with a video by Rhys Ernst Addressing notions of misinformation and revolutionary impulses, PIG is a performance that stages a meeting of politically involved “girls.” This multimedia work places the trio of Zackary Drucker, Mariana Marroquin, and Wu Ingrid Tsang within a dialog about contemporary trans politics as it relates to the history of civil rights movements. Inspired by non-hierarchical forms of social gathering, PIG uses tropes of consciousness-raising and group therapy to explore language, identity, agency, and the societal construction of trans as a “monstrous biological joke.”

In Performance: Big Art Group – Cinema Fury at Rhizome/The New Museum (NYC)

Caden Manson / Big Art Group’s Cinema Fury is an ongoing series of experimental video art and musical collaborations; a spontaneous, open framework continually in production and evolution that both references the company’s history and research for current creations; resulting in unique performance-installation events. For Rhizome’s invitation at The New Museum the company is creating an evening length (1 hour) event that explores the idea of corruption in the information age, and the chaotic possibilities that arise in errors, interpolations, and interruptions in the exchange of digital transmissions. Through performative strategies of imperfect replication of characters, noise and feedback interference of texts, and the disturbance of the image of the performer, Cinema Fury op...

In Performance: Call Cutta in Box at The Walker Arts Center (Minneapolis, USA)

A phone is ringing in an empty office on the 40th floor of the IDS Center…you pick up the reciever and embark on an hourlong personal performance experience that crosses continents, dissolves borders between audience and performer, and challenges cultural expectations. German collective Rimini Protokoll has created “a thrillingly intimate production, which asks us to make the decision to be an audience member in an unusually active way” (Time Out New York). This event is a part of Out There 2010. January 8-31 $20 ($16 Walker members) Appointments (on the hour): Tuesday-Friday, 5-10 pm; Sat-Sun, 12 noon-9 pm IDS Tower, 40th floor, 80 South Eighth Street, Minneapolis This is a solitary performance experience. Two appointments are available each hour, and reservations may be...

In Performance: P.S.1 Saturday Sessions (NYC)

January 9: Saturday Sessions with Jibade-Khalil Huffman and Desi Santiago Saturday, January 09, 2010 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM P.S.1 announces Saturday Sessions, a new program of emerging performance art that will take place on the second Saturday of each month. Designed to introduce new performance artists to New York audiences, the events will range from music to site-specific actions, Saturday Sessions debuted on November 14 with multimedia performances by Sahra Motalebi and J. Patrick Walsh 3. While P.S.1 has had a long tradition of showcasing performance-based art, from the Butoh dance of Min Tanaka to the films of Jack Smith, this is a new formalized program presenting a younger generation of artists. January 9, 2010 at 4pm Jibade-Khalil Huffman and Desi Santiago In conjunction with Rising ...

In Performance: Jonah Bokaer’s REPLICA (NYC)

REPLICA December 17th, 7:00pm December 18th, 7:00pm New Museum 235 Bowery NYC, NY 10002 212.219.1222 www.newmuseum.org/events REPLICA, a collaborative performance piece by Daniel Arsham, Jonah Bokaer, and Judith Sanchez Ruiz, examines memory loss, pattern recognition, and perceptual faculties as they apply to the human body. The piece employs built spaces, objects, lighting, and other media to create the illusion of an expanded space through the use of video and/or still images. REPLICA creates situations onstage that could not veritably exist in physical space. This happens through the use of creative geography in video and built spaces, transporting movement to different locations that appear to be just outside the audience’s sightline. REPLICA has been commissioned by the Cultural Progr...

In Performance: BACKSANDEDBYLUTZKINOY at X Initiative (NYC)

A project of interdisciplinary artist and Emily Roydson, Ecstatic Resistanceis a project, practice, partial philosophy, set of strategies, and group exhibition(s)” beginning with a pair of ’sister shows’ here in New York at X Initiative and in Kansas City, MO at Grand Arts. According to Roydson, the project, aims to “think about all that is unthinkable and unspeakable in the Eurocentric, phallocentric world order.” (You can read Roydson’s Ecstatic Resistance essay on website.) Friday, December 11 Roydson presents Matthew Lutz-Kinoy’s BACKSANDEDBYLUTZKINOY, a video, sculpture, and dance performed for and in response to a Fred Sandback sculpture. Taking action from everyday life, with a disregard for nuance, the dance takes its movements from pantomime and everyday actions. These recognizabl...

In Performance: Netimage 10 Festival (Italy)

The tenth edition of the Netmage festival (Bologna, 21,22,23 January 2010) will present contemporary audiovisual research featuring live media, live cinema, concerts, performances, sound and visual installations in the historical castle of Palazzo Re Enzo,. The Netmage festival’s focus is on multi-media design, electronic arts and cutting-edge work and is a meeting point for video-makers, multi-media and visual artists, musicians and performers from Europe, North America and Asia. In its ongoing investigation, Netmage presents some of the latest research in live media. Netmage festival was conceived and created by Xing, a cultural network operating in Italy and abroad, with the purpose of planning, supporting and promoting products and events characterized by an interdisciplinary app...