Highlights

Highlights: Black Box Marstrand Festival (Norway)

Gisèle Vienne (FR) I Apologize «I Apologize» was born out of an accident reconstruction. This reconstruction is the basis from which derive several versions of the same event, in order to define its truth and reality. These various versions take on a blurred identity, somewhere between the representation of a real event and the representation of a fantasy, and are the foundation of the structure of the play, a reflection on reality, and of the possible representations of reality. A young man is in charge of these different versions of reality, by directing a man and a woman, both baroque and rock icons, and twenty-odd young girls, all aged around twelve, represented by articulated dolls. Confusion slowly creeps in our perception of reality, which thus appears as a world of approximations a...

Highlights: ImPulsTanz Festival July 15 – August 15 (Vienna, Austria)

ImPulsTanz – Vienna International Dance Festival July 15 – August 15 Thousands of professional dancers, choreographers and teachers from all over the world, come together, work together, for five weeks, in one city – ImPulsTanz. 1984. In Austria‘s leading cultural city Vienna the cultural manager Karl Regenburger and the choreographer Ismael Ivo launch the Internationale Tanzwochen Wien in order to give contemporary dance a voice in Austria. With six teachers – amongst them the well-known Joe Alegado, Germaine Acogny and Walter Raines – and twenty workshops, the two organizers get the festival started. A new dance culture unfolds itself and spreads out. Four years later a performance element is added to the increasingly successful workshop festival. In 1988 the ImPu...

Highlights: Abrons Arts Center Fall 2009

FISICOFOLLIA A Performa 09 Presentation November 5 | 8 pm Taking its title from the 1913 Futurist manifesto Del Teatro di Varietà (The Theater of Variety), Fisicofollia re-imagines the theatrical atmosphere of the notoriously wild “Futurist evenings” from the viewpoint of cutting-edge contemporary Italian artists. The History of the Future II November 6 & 7 | 8 pm Franklin Furnace, the indispensable presenter, preserver, and proselytizer of the avant-garde, goes back to the future with The History of the Future II, two evenings of archival videos of groundbreaking work interspersed with contemporary and reconstructed performance. Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster & Ari Benjamin Meyers: K.62 A Performa 09 Commission November 18 & 19 Inspired by Orson Welles’ unforgettable film version...

Highlights: Time-Based Art Festival at PICA (Portland, Oregon)

Portland Institute for Contemporary Art’s annual convergence of contemporary performance, dance, music, new media and visual arts projects in Portland, Oregon. Now in its seventh year, the Time-Based Art (TBA) Festival is presented from September 3-13, 2009 with visual art installations running until October 18. HIGHLIGHTS [singlepic id=87 w= h= float=] Raimund Hoghe Boléro Variations (USA Premiere) Variations pieces together different performances of the bolero: from Eydie Gormé to Maria Callas, Benny Goodman to Tchaikovsky. [singlepic id=86 w= h= float=] Meg Stuart/Damaged Goods & Philipp Gehmacher/Mumbling Fish MAYBE FOREVER MAYBE FOREVER explores loss, longing, the place in between dreams and wishes, mourning and meeting. [singlepic id=90 w= h= float=] Miguel Gutierrez and the Powe...

The Kitchen (NYC) Fall Season HIGHLIGHTS

Big Dance Theater: Comme Toujours Here I Stand Thursday‹Saturday, October 1‹4, 8:00 P.M. Wednesday‹Saturday, October 7‹10, 8:00 P.M. Tickets: $15 Big Dance Theater’s new work, Comme Toujours Here I Stand, re-invents Agnès Varda’s classic New Wave film, Cléo From 5 to 7, as a piece of theater. Shot in Paris in 1961, the original film captures the early evening hours in the life of a marginally-talented pop singer waiting for the results of a medical examination. The ensemble uses the film¹s script as a found object, moving three rolling walls and low-budget video to collide the agility of film and the endearingly burdensome nature of theater. In this unique collaboration, costumes, set, and wallpaper merge through video into one expressive medium that brings the vivid, colorful interiors of...