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In Performance: Simone Aughterlony & Jen Rosenblit (American Realness)

"This is a kind of (dis)assembly, a kind of cohabitation, and a kind of care. This, too, fits in the room."

In Performance: Electric Lucifer (The Kitchen)

Electric Lucifer Jim Findlay and Philip White The Kitchen January 9-13 A scene of creation and curiosity launches Electric Lucifer, but this particular scene is not found anywhere in Genesis or Milton. No, this scene comes from a much more recent source: none other than “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood.” In a projected video clip, we see Fred Rogers making a visit to the studio of Bruce Haack, the electronic music pioneer whose 1970 concept album “The Electric Lucifer” inspired director Jim Findlay to create this production. Haack demonstrates a homemade synthesizer (or “musical computer,” as Mr. Rogers refers to it); the pleasure he derives from the machine is evident. What can this creation do? What happens if we mess with it a little? These questions find an echo in the story of Lucifer, no...

In Performance: Variations on Themes from Lost and Found (American Realness)

Variations on Themes from Lost and Found: Scenes from a Life and other works by John Bernd Ishmael Houston-Jones and Miguel Gutierrez with Nick Hallett and Jennifer Monson presented by Danspace Project, Gibney Dance & American Realness 2018 January 9-13 A mysterious crash reverberated through the sanctuary of St. Mark’s Church, interrupting co-directors Ishmael Houston-Jones and Miguel Gutierrez as they stood up to introduce the performance. The two artists looked up to the balcony for the source of the sound. “John’s here,” said Gutierrez with a sly smile. John Bernd was a vital member of the New York downtown dance community in the 1980’s, creating work until his death from AIDS complications in 1988. Conceived by Houston-Jones, who danced in Bernd’s work (as did Jennifer Monson, who...

10 Immersive Theater Companies To Discover – 2. Third Rail (NYC)

2. Third Rail (NYC) thirdrailprojects.com “Hailed as one of the foremost companies creating site-specific, immersive and experiential dance and theater, Third Rail Projects, led by Artistic Directors Zach Morris, Tom Pearson, and Jennine Willett, is dedicated to re-envisioning ways in which audiences engage with contemporary performance. They have made work in New York, nationally, and abroad since 2000. Their currently running, award-winning immersive hit Then She Fell, was named as one of the “Top Ten Shows of the 2012” by Ben Brantley of The New York Times, and acclaimed as one of the best theater experiences of 2013 by Vogue. In 2016, the company premiered four major works, all of which were met with massive critical and audience recognition: As Time Goes By in St. Petersburg, Ru...

10 Immersive Theater Companies To Discover

Immersive theater has been proliferating throughout the contemporary performance and theater fields in the last 10 years. Discover 10 immersive theater companies working today. 1. PunchDrunk (London/NYC) www.punchdrunk.com “Since 2000, Punchdrunk has pioneered a game changing form of theatre in which roaming audiences experience epic storytelling inside sensory theatrical worlds. Blending classic texts, physical performance, award-winning design installation and unexpected sites, the company’s infectious format rejects the passive obedience usually expected of audiences. Punchdrunk has developed a phenomenal reputation for transformative productions that focus as much on the audience and the performance space as on the performers and narrative. Inspired designers occupy deserte...

10 Immersive Theater Companies To Discover – 6. Speakeasy Dollhouse (NYC)

6. Speakeasy Dollhouse (NYC) speakeasydollhouse.com “Speakeasy Dollhouse is a time capsule transporting audiences to the scene of a riveting crime and then inviting them to live fully in that world, erasing the boundary between themselves and the performers. The plays are interactive, non-fictional investigative stories inside sensory theatrical worlds. The Speakeasy Dollhouse experience begins with a series of emails featuring actual news articles, investigative dollhouse recreations and a password for entry through a secret door where guests are given a role to play. Cynthia von Buhler, a visual artist and author, is the creator of the Speakeasy Dollhouse series.” – Speakeasy Dollhouse website  

10 Immersive Theater Companies To Discover – 9. Pearl Damour (NYC/New Orleans)

9. Pearl Damour (NYC/New Orleans) pearldamour.com “We are an Obie-Award winning collaborative team who create performance both inside and outside traditional theater spaces.   We are known for large-scale performances that mix theater and installation — such as How to Build a Forest, an 8-hour performance in which we assemble and disassemble a simulated forest on an empty stage over 8 hours – and intimate performances designed for small audiences — such as Bird Eye Blue Print, created for a set of small vacant offices in the World Financial Center in Manhattan.  Over our 15-year history of making work together, we have devised a body of work that is attentive to the performer / audience relationship, and searches for new approaches to narrative through the accumulation of text, image...

Steve Of Tomorrow at The Collapsable Hole March 16-April 1, 2017 @ 8pm

STEVE OF TOMORROW March 16 – April 1, 2017 @8pm The Collapsable Hole 55 Bethune Street, NYC Tickets are $20 ($15 for students/seniors) In Commander/Ramirez’s video-puppetry performance, STEVE OF TOMORROW, a couchsurfing time traveler Steve appears at a crammed apartment shared by sci-fi blogger Ralph and his partner Scott. Steve lands in the middle of a media frenzy surrounding a corporate-produced hurricane. What ensues is a split-screen dark comedy about miscommunication in the age of pervasive media and a democracy interrupted by a flurry of pop-up windows. “I wanted to make a show about how every step into the future seems to divide us, especially now that anxiety has taken a hold on the nation. I want to tell this bleak story using puppets, of course,” says Commander...

Opportunities: Open Call Movement Research Fall14/Winter15 Season (NYC)

Movement Research at the Judson Church Fall 2014/Winter 2015 Season Application Guidelines Dates: Fall 2014/Winter 2015 Season: September 2014 – February 2015 Deadline:  Proposals must be submitted online by 11:59pm on March 31. Movement Research at the Judson Church is a high visibility, low-tech forum on Monday nights throughout the fall/winter and spring seasons. Movement Research at the Judson Church supports experiments in performance rather than finished products. Artists are selected by a rotating peer panel of artists. Work shown in this series must not exceed a maximum of 15 minutes. Click here to view application guidelines, eligibility requirements, and to apply. Application Form: http://jotformpro.com/form/40476032179959 Criteria and Context: Movement Research (MR) contin...

Opportunities: Art in Odd Places 2014 Open Call (NYC)

CALL FOR PROJECT PROPOSALS Art in Odd Places 2014: FREE Deadline: April 5   AiOP invites proposals for its tenth annual public art and performance festival, taking place from October 9-12, 2014, along 14th Street in Manhattan, from Avenue C to the Hudson River. We welcome disciplinary diversity: visual/ installation, performance, time-based media, virtual/gaming work, online-IRL hybrids, and others. We encourage projects that explore this location’s history and heterogeneity, and that actively engage the public realm. This year’s theme is FREE: Open. Autonomy. Gift. Independent. Unoccupied. Commons. Wild. Nothing. Everything. Buy one get one free. Free culture. Free love. Free market. Free your mind. Free to be you and me. Free rights. Free Winona. Free thought. Fat free. The best thi...

Opportunities: Residency Unlimited & Galapagos Art Space Open Call 6 Month Residency Exchange (NYC/Switzerland Only) Deadline: Oct 21ST, 2013)

RU and Galapagos art space is proud to announce: Natural Selection: artists in residence a.i.r. Switzerland RU and Galapagos has partnered with IAAB, the International Exchange and Studio Program of the Canton of Basel, Switzerland, to each year offer an artist from New York City the opportunity to spend six months near Basel, in the Swiss countryside town of Riehen. In turn, RU supports a Swiss artist in NYC for 6 months. The studio is situated in one of the old estate buildings on the “Berowergut”, just next door to the Beyeler Foundation. When the barns located on the “Berowergut” have been renovated and the Kunst Raum Riehen has been installed, the old coach house at the back was converted into a two-storey live-in studio. The residency program is generously financed by private and pub...

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...

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