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In Performance: Andrew Ondrejcak Feast (NYC)

FEAST ANDREW ONDREJCAK  JULY 13 – 21, 2011 NEW PERFORMANCE SERIES ST. MARK’S CHURCH-IN-THE-BOWERY 2ND FLOOR // 131 EAST 10TH ST NY NY 10003  (CLICK FOR TICKETS AND SCHEDULE) During the fall of Babylon, a fat-ass FEAST is prepared while civilization crumbles just outside the gates. FEAST is a retelling of the ancient story of The Writing on the Wall, in which the last meal of an era is carefully prepared just before the collapse of the great Babylonian empire. The King and his Chorus of Concubines riff on Handel’s baroque operetta, Belshazzar’s Feast, while devouring everything possible at the banquet table. Despite impending doom, we humans persist, sparing no expense – “The first course first of course” says The King as his city burns in the distance. As we conside...

In Print: Realtime E-dition July 12, 2010 Online Now (Australia)

Realtime E-dition July 12, 2010 Online Now. RealTime is Australia’s critical guide to international contemporary arts. Its focus is on innovation in performance (live art, experimental theatre, dance, music, sound), photomedia, film, video, interactive media and hybrid arts. The RealTime website offers a comprehensive view of Australian contemporary art with an international perspective, combining the current print edition of RealTime, online exclusives and updates; the RealTime archive (currently under development); new works on show in our studio; featured events (forums, festivals) and arts issues; and a portal that will guide you to the best sites in innovative contemporary art. The print edition of RealTime has a run of 27,000 copies (48-56 A3 pages per edition) distributed bi-m...

In Print: National Review of Live Art 30th Anniversary Boxed Set

NRLA 30th Anniversary Boxed Set Eds. Dee Heddon, Jennie Klein and Nikki Milican The catalogue is a limited edition Box Set that represents the unique spirit of the NRLA festival, as well as the diversity of its programme over the past 30 years. 70 contributors each offer their own perspective on and history of the longest-running Live Art festival in the world. Celebrating 30 years of remarkable live arts practice, the anniversary catalogue contains: 3 specially produced DVDs, capturing 3 decades of work shown at the NRLA; comprehensive interviews with Artistic Director, Nikki Milican, telling the story of the founding of the NRLA, its early years, and its subsequent developments; newly commissioned essays by significant international artists and producers which reflect on the place of the...

In Print: Yale Theater Journal Publishes Scripts of Big Art Group and Nature Theater of Oklahoma

Nature Theater of Oklahoma’s Romeo and Juliet and Big Art Group’s SOS have been published in the new issue of Theater Journal. The issue focuses on the changing nature of playwriting, the impact of the economic crisis on theater in the US and Grotowski’s anniversary in Poland. Below is a quote from the editor, Tom Sellar, about the published texts and the larger issue of publishing new playwriting. Is all writing for the stage necessarily playwriting? What should we call the collection and arrangement of found texts — a strategy embraced by the first Internet generation, raised on pastiche and now testing its capacities onstage? Or words created by some process of research, improvisation, or collaboration that — deliberately or unknowingly — disregards constituent element...

In Print: HERE ART’s Portrait Project (Web Series)

Here Art Center’s Portrait Project is a new web video series from HERE Arts Center with the support of the Rockefeller Cultural Innovation Fund to document the experiences of New Yorkers working in the performing arts. The centerpiece of the project will be 30 short video portraits of featuring artists living in the 5 boroughs and working in theater, dance, opera, music theater, performance art, and multi-disciplinary arts.  The web-based series will be released on an interactive website over 2 years and will be organized around 10 major issues that range from arts real estate to family balance, health insurance and day jobs, creative partnerships and career longevity, and more. With the current economic climate and commercial homogenization of NYC, the sustainability of artistic car...

In Print: The State of New York City’s theatrical avant-garde…

Yesterday the Village Voice published a piece by Tom Sellar titled “The City’s Best (And Not So Best) Progressive Theater”. Its one of the only “end of the year/decade” piece to focus on  progressive/experimental/avant-garde work and companies. In it he poses… Ten years into the 21st century, it seems a fitting time to look at the state of New York City’s theatrical avant-garde. How has it evolved over the past decade? Who’s doing the most inventive work, and who’s coming up short? What exactly constitutes a vanguard these days, and where is it heading? Big Art Group, Radio Hole, Nature Theater of Oklahoma, Thomas Bradshaw, Young Jean Lee, Richard Maxwell, Les Freres Corbusier, Cynthia Hopkins, Elevator Repair Service, Witness Relocatio...