Perforations Festival brings us into direct responsibility for the execution of artistic ideas and challenges the passive stasis of sideline observation in a mostly successful series of performances that ripped apart conventional norms.
Maura and Eugene de Poogene yelled over really loud music with Croatian curator and producer Zvonimir Dobrovic about his “Perforations Festival” – opening Friday.
Maura covers The Bessies, MR AoCC Studies Project, AmericanAF, Jasmine Hearn & Mariana Valencia, and Cynthia Oliver’s world premiere of “Virago-Man Dem”
Maura interviews Dorothée Munyaneza. Her “Unwanted” has its New York premiere at Baryshnikov Arts Center TONIGHT (September 21-22). Her “Samedi Détente” at Under the Radar Festival in early 2016 ripped open the wounds of the genocide in Rwanda. With “Unwanted,” she explores the physical and mental repercussions of rape used as an instrument of war.
Cumbe: Center for African and Diaspora Dance (Cumbe) returns to Brooklyn with a new home at RestorationART. Maura interviews Jimena Martinez, Cumbe’s Executive Director.
Maura talks to Maria about her upcoming premiere of “dying and dying and dying” at Gibney Dance Center this week.
An effective seduction, there is enough truth in the tall tales to keep us believing and bound to the ride.
In these perilous, challenging and unpredictable times in our country and in the world, we can look to the performing arts for some clues as to how we might respond and continue to live our lives with vigilance, and hopefully a modicum of wisdom, to
George Emilio Sanchez offers a rumination on Culturebot’s Maura Donohue’s recent work at La MaMa
Wily, genre-busting Will Rawls collaborates with poetic genius, Claudia Rankine, for their premire of “What Remains” at The Fisher Center for Performing Arts at Bard College.
Okwui Okpokwasili. Multiple Bessie Award-winning performer and maker. NYLA’s Stryker/Ranjelovic Resident Commissioned Artist. Mother. Human. Electromagnetic Force. She premieres her newest cross-disciplinary work “Poor People’s TV Room” this week.
3 shows from this past week: Edisa Weeks curates at 92nd St. Y Fridays at Noon, Stephen Petronio’s 3rd season of Bloodlines, and Gibney’s emerging artist program