In Performance

In Performance: Jeremy Wade’s “there is no end to more” (NYC/Berlin)

Jeremy Wade there is no end to more Thursday, December 3, 7:30 PM Friday, December 4, 7:30 PM — Post-Performance Discussion Saturday, December 5, 7:30 PM Japan Society presents the world premiere of its commission to Bessie Award- winning American choreographer Jeremy Wade. In a bold and violent juxtaposition of movement, text, animation and video of manga (Japanese comics) drawing, Wade takes a playful and cynical look at consumerism and Japanese kawaii (cute) culture- from the infantile fluff of Hello Kitty to teenage doe-eyed love portrayed in anime- exploring its ubiquitous influence on the world today. Wade, who is based in Berlin, directs there is no end to more, a solo actor/ dancer Jared Gradinger in collaboration with Brooklyn-based Japanese manga artist/ illustrator Hiroki Otsuka...

In Performance: The Wooster Group’s VIEUX CARRÉ in France

The Wooster Group’s VIEUX CARRÉ in France The Wooster Group is currently touring Tennessee Williams’ VIEUX CARRÉ in France. [singlepic id=247 w= h= float=left]Like Williams’ first big success The Glass Menagerie, Vieux Carré is a “memory play,” narrated by the author himself in minimal disguise. In it Williams revisits the squalid rooming house that was his first home in New Orleans during the Great Depression, and remembers his artistic and sexual awakening there. Other inhabitants of the house swirl up out of the writer’s mind as archetypal Williams characters, longing for release, haunted by thwarted dreams, crippled by intense sensitivity. For this piece, The Wooster Group has forged a new mode of expression for Williams’ lyric voice, borrowin...

In Performance: LIVE FILM! JACK SMITH! (Berlin, Germany)

LIVE FILM! JACK SMITH! Five Flaming Days in a Rented World New Films and Performances Over 50 International Guests Superstar Mario Montez Live [singlepic id=193 w= h= float=left]From October 28- November 1 2009 Arsenal – Institute for Film and Video Art and Hebbel-am-Ufer (HAU) Theater present “LIVE FILM! JACK SMITH! Five Flaming Days in a Rented World”, a monumental event that brings together over fifty international artists and scholars to pay homage to the pioneering American underground artist and queer icon Jack Smith twenty years after his death from AIDS. Through performances, film and video screenings, installations, concerts, lectures and discussions, LIVE FILM! JACK SMITH! not only offers a variety of perspectives on the gender and genre bending work of Smith, A...

(NSFW) In Performance: Anne de Vries’s Ornament Enter at Creature Feature#2 (Berlin, Germany)

About Anne de Vries (Amsterdam/Berlin) From his Website: i embrace the digital photo revolution and i am eager to think of what new role photography has next to all other visual media. this makes me create performances, installations and happenings that become photographed and become part of the media. the transition between the actual happening into mediated representation interest me. in general my work as a staging photographer is the realization of thoughts in reality. by creating staged images with common everyday objects. and removing them from their original context and stylizing it, the artificiality of the mundane gets emphasized . . About Ornament Enter at Creature Feature #2 performed at Basso, Berlin Ornament Enter was a photographed staging by Anne de Vries performed as part o...

In Performance: Cloud Eye Control’s “Under Polaris” (LA, USA)

Cloud Eye Control Cloud Eye Control is a collaborative performance group from Los Angeles comprised of three members: Chi-wang Yang, Miwa Matreyek, and Anna Oxygen. The company creates original works that uniquely combine interactive media with live performance. Since their inception in 2004 they have created three original works that have been presented both nationally and internationally. [singlepic id=202 w= h= float=] Whether through a re-imagining of Charles Lindbergh’s trans-Atlantic flight, the discovery of powerful crystals underground, or one woman’s interstellar search for a new home, a common theme in the stories is human adaptation in a technological world. To realize these stories, the project pre-rendered animation and live camera imagery onto various surfaces on ...

In Performance: Creature Feature #3 (Berlin, Germany)

Creature Feature #3 Tuesday October 6th @ 21:00 Basso Berlin [singlepic id=192 w= h= float=left]Creature Feature; a queer performance series presenting works in progress, improvisations, videos, lectures and group actions in the intimate and informal setting of the Basso. We propose that performing otherness is a threshold towards repositioning our habitual understanding of queer ideals. Creature Feature will work to create an intimate space for performing dispossession, rapture, monstrosity, flamboyance, glitter, hysteria and general ecstatic irrationality. . . . . . . Performing: Creature Feature Group Warm Up – Jeremy Wade and Brendan Dougherty – Improvisation Jared Gradinger and Angela Schubot – excerpts from “What they are instead of” Gavin Russom –...

In Performance: Saburo Teshigawara’s Glass Tooth (Tokyo, Japan)

Saburo Teshigawara’s Glass Tooth Pieces of glass reflect the fragment of time. Bodies confront, waver in unquantifiable contradictions amplify and explore the unknown aesthetics. Accompanied by prominent KARAS dancers, Saburo Teshigawara performs on a massive square made of countless broken glass pieces. Premiered in Tokyo, on 15th, 16th, 17th December 2006. Currently on tour. [singlepic id=172 w= h= float=] Credits: Duration: 70 min. (with intermission) Production: KARAS (Tokyo) Co-production: The New National Theatre (Tokyo) Choreography, Set design, Lighting Design, Costume: Saburo Teshigawara Artistic collaboration: Kei Miyata Choreography assistant: Rihoko Sato On Tour Romaeuropa Festival Auditorium Conciliazione / Rome, Italy 2nd October, 2009 www.romaeuropa.net [singlepic id=1...