The impressive ache of this show, then, is its structural admission that there might not be any failsafe pathway toward success—or, indeed, that success might not be achievable in the first pla
Wonder/Through the Looking Glass Houses is a dance show with artful, varied choreography and fluid company member collaboration from an ensemble that clearly knows itself well enough to play to its stre
I want to get up close to these masked figures and ask them to tell me about the future.
/VANITAS/ unpacks our inextricable and very physical connection to, and at times our embodiment of, the web. At the start, one performer picks up a small gray square, which transforms into a mirror, revealing for the audience their own reflection: look at yourself! Characters emerge
CultureHub’s “Hi-Fi, Wi-FI, Sci-Fi,” a collection of plays by iconic playwright Robert Patrick opens Thursday at La MaMa’s Downstairs Theater. This production connects us with an expansively visionary and prophetic writer and in the hands of this creative team of directors, designers, programmers, and performers we get the easiest way into a rift in the space-time continuum. It’s going to be a pretty singular theatrical experience. The revolution will be virtual.
Oh My God That’s Kevin Kelleher – Or, Does Specialness Only Exist In Your Mind? A Discussion with Tiny Little Band.
Stefanie and Jerry, in the midst of a mysterious project that I now know addresses (among other things) heroes, myths, and specialness, are experiencing, as a result of the process, a transformation in their thinking regarding such things
Over the course of What’s YOUR Problem?, Clair elegantly applies the metaphor of alien invasion to her illness, illuminating the workings of an autoimmune disorder through a series of vital images and soundscapes.
Benson’s voiceover technique does all the good stuff and almost none of the bad stuff that you usually get from utilizing a narrator in the theater.
Freely expressing in January: Day 6 Dispatch (AR Talk, Jen Rosenblit, Bessies honor Judy Hussie-Taylor)
Jaamil Olawale Kosoko and M. Lamar are Incomprehensible, Jen Rosenblit claps hands, and Lucy Sexton, Lisa Kron, Yvonne Rainer and The Bessies celebrate Judy Hussie-Taylor, Rockette Phoebe Pearl and The Right to Free Expression (1st Amendment).
Monday morning performance hangover is cured by a talk moderated by Tara Aisha Willis, and the works of Julianna May, Ni’Ja Whitson/The NWA Project and Wendell Cooper/Mx. Oops…”in all my life, I’ve never seen this and I’m not even sure what the this is, but I know, I know I’m seeing something, something whose name I am still yet to learn but something that rises and stands, defies old paradigms and is filled with heat and strength and a promise for the tomorrows…”
Emily Johnson/Catalyst is an artist for the coming age. Big Dance Theater’s subversively brilliant, mmm… at this point in their careers perhaps brilliantly subversive makes more sense. Day 4 of the January Festival Feast, more COIL and American Realness.
Several times, misdirected/redirected, freezing and running in white-out conditions, I wondered why bother at all. But, sometimes it’s all you can do to just show up… 2 American Realness Discourse Talks, 2 Works-in-progress, 1 tight bit o’ dance.