Big Dance Theater

In Performance: Big Dance Theater, Cage Shuffle (American Realness)

Big Dance Theater Cage Shuffle Saturday, January 7, 4:00pm and 7:00pm Sunday, January 8, 4:00pm and 7:00pm American Realness Abrons Arts Center, Studio G05 466 Grand Street On each audience seat was a card with a simple explanation of what was about to unfold: “The sequence of the stories is random. The sequence of the dance is not. The performer follows Cage’s original performance instructions: ‘Read stories aloud, with or without additional musical accompaniment, paced so that each story takes one minute. Read all stories in order or select a smaller number, using chance procedures or not.’ -John Cage” The performance began simply as well: two people entered Abrons’ intimate studio space and flicked light switches on the wall. One, creator and performer Paul Lazar...

In Performance: Prelude13 (NYC)

Prelude13 October 2-4, 2013 Martin E. Segal Theatre Center The CUNY Graduate Center 365 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10016 The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center at the Graduate Center, CUNY celebrates the tenth anniversary of PRELUDE, a festival dedicated to artists at the forefront of contemporary New York City theater and performance. As it has for the past decade, PRELUDE.13 features an array of artists working in theatrical, interdisciplinary and mediatized performance, giving audiences and artists a survey of the current New York moment via in-process presentations, open rehearsals, and discussions — all completely for free. PRELUDE.13: FORWARD features an amalgam of artists who have shaped the past decade and who occupy a promising place in the decade to come. How are these artists thinki...