Annie Dorsen

In Performance: Annie Dorsen – A Piece Of Work (Vienna, Austria)

A Piece Of Work Annie Dorsen brut Wien 5.4.2013 & 6.4.2013 Vienna, Austria   A Piece of Work uses a 21st century Hamlet machine: a congenially programmed network is fed Hamlet texts. The technology produces ever-new scenes, songs, scores, and pictures. In this Hamlet of the post-humanist age, the connection between human and machine is reversed and a mix of data, language, algorithms, and interfaces will fascinate viewers. Scott Shepherd, member of the influential theatre collective The Wooster Group and the group Elevator Repair Service, performs between computers, automated lighting equipment, sound and video equipment, and works from a newly generated version of A Piece of Work live every evening. Not least, the theatre’s past and future itself are at stake. After their piece Hello ...

First Person: Imitation Of Participation at Prelude.12 (NYC) #prelude12

This past October 3-5, 2012 Contemporary Performance Network was a critical partners for the annual PRELUDE.12. NYC Regional Editors engaged with PRELUDE and are now following up with their first person responses. These Regional Editors are Kathleen Amshoff, Esther Neff, Raul Zbengheci, and Emily Bercir Zimmerman. In the next days, we will post each of their responses and continuing the conversation in the comments section. Below is Kathleen Amshoff’s reporting on the theme, Imitation of Participation. Imitation of Participation Hoi Polloi/Alec Duffy  In this panel discussion, Prelude curator Caleb Hammons questioned three people about their community-oriented theatrical work. I hadn’t read the program, and I sat expectantly watching these three youngish, hip people, suitably diverse...