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Almanac13: Deborah Leiser-Moore (Melbourne, Australia)

KaBooM KaBooM is a physical performance event – its subject is War. KaBooM is based on real stories of ex-soldiers who have fought on the frontline: Fabrice, a child soldier from Burundi, who hid in lakes to escape machetes wielding hoards; Majid, who deserted after 10 years in Saddam Hussein’s army; Ivor, who, as a 16 year old escaped the Holocaust to fight for his family in the Pacific Islands along with a guardian monkey.   Each of the 7 tales serves as a basis for 7 leading theatre directors to create a theatrical response – using the body of one female performer and an arsenal of contemporary theatrical weapons – projections, aerial work, pulsing sound track.  Like a contemporary Scheherazade this performer functions as the central storyteller, adding an original feminine ...

Almanac13: Branch Nebula, Matt Prest & Clare Britton (Sydney, Australia)

This post is part of a series of profiles on performance and performance makers from the book Contemporary Performance Almanac 2013, an overview of contemporary performance presented during the 2012/2013 season available for touring now. WHELPING BOX Provocative and intelligent, visceral and strange: Whelping Box is a breeding ground for wild things; for dogs and gods. Two male performers take up their positions in an intimate 10m x 10m arena, with the audience at close proximity, and engage in a series of tasks seemingly design to test their limits and to strip themselves of civility. Through feats of endurance, absurd rituals and idiosyncratic mythmaking, they map out a restless and aggressive initiation. Like athletes or shamans, they are the audience’s guides, guinea pigs and preachers...

Almanac13: AñA Wojak (Lismore, Australia)

This post is part of a series of profiles on performance and performance makers from the book Contemporary Performance Almanac 2013, an overview of contemporary performance presented during the 2012/2013 season available for touring now. sincerely yours, Love Letter Project love letters, written or never sent received or perceived lost love found love true love tainted love pure love longing love their love your love words of love hand and ink tracing the heart  across paper…   sincerely yours, The Love Letter Project was initiated in August 2013 whilst the Very Terry Reid Award Artist in Residency at BigCi, Australia, with a callout on social media for hand written love letters to be sent to a small country post office, in the mountains west of Sydney. Each day for two weeks I rode ...

Opportunities: Open Call for 12-Channel-Compositions (Berlin)

Open Call for 12-Channel-Compositions USAP PERFORMANCES @ C60/COLLABORATORIUM BERLIN URBAN SOLAR AUDIO PLANT (USAP) is a solar powered, WiFi controlled, multichannel sound system for public spaces. 12 loudspeaker columns transform suitable urban landscapes into unique acoustic environments and „listening parks“. In June 2014 USAP will be presented for the first time in Berlin. Multichannel audio works and Soundscapes will be performed at different locations. Composers of the world are invited to submit own electro-acoustic-multichannel works for our unique system. There are no thematical restrictions. Please send a short audio abstract (stereo) until March 15, 2014 to: info@u-s-a-p.org Accepted canditates will be informed until March 30, 2014. The final compositions have to be available un...

First Person: Massive Attack V Adam Curtis

above: The Park Avenue Armory Drill Hall, Photo by Susane Berger The multi-media spectacle of the fall thundered through the Park Avenue Armory’s military airs with all of the pomp and circumstance of the pope arriving, or rather some great dictator, rolling through taking his victory lap, the press outlets blindly congratulating, the masses gathering, huddled together to hear the booming voice of certainty wash over them and make them feel secure, informed, and more than anything, that their hands have become just a little more clean after having heard the master’s commencement address. NOW FIND YOUR OWN WAY HOME read the final banner on the 9 massive screens, all among confetti raining down upon us, lamenting the conclusion to a supposed hard journey that we should congratula...