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In Performance: Matt Marks and Paul Peers, Mata Hari (Prototype Festival)

Matt Marks and Paul Peers Mata Hari January 5-7 and 11-14 at 7pm January 8 at 2pm PROTOTYPE HERE Arts Center 145 6th Ave Mata Hari tells the story of historical figure Mata Hari, a dancer/courtesan who was executed by the French during WWI for being a German spy. When we first see Mata Hari, she is decked in jewels and a beautiful gown—a dancer in full glory. But the glory lasts only a moment, as she is soon surrounded by five male soldiers who take everything away from her save a slip. She spends the rest of the opera exposed, in this slip, in a prison cell, talking to the nun who is her keeper and the captain who is set on sending her to her death. Through these exchanges and the recreations of episodes in her life that bloom from them, we learn about all of her exploits, from being abus...

Opportunities: HERE Artist Residency Program (NYC only)

Through the HERE Artist Residency Program, HERE commissions and develops new hybrid works over a 1- to 3-year period. As part of the HERE community of artists and audiences, their residents show works-in-progress, develop workshop productions, and mount full–scale productions. Through their residency programs, HERE seeks to not only grow innovative artistic work, but also give artists the awareness and skills—in areas such as audience relations, budgeting, grantwriting, and touring—they need to continue to grow their careers. They are currently accepting submissions for the HERE Artist Residency Program. The deadline is January 3, 2014 at 12 noon. Please note: the artists or team must be residents of the NY metro area. CLICK HERE for the application. HERE builds a community that nurtures c...