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
Someday, if the Earth survives this oligarchy’s drive to suck the life out of her and us, historians, archivists, and survivors will share stories of the work being made in “this era.” 1 Panel & 2 shows.
Rupture This: Artists Co-Creating Real Equity, Create NYC, Eiko, The Bureau for the Future of Choreography
2 workshops, 2 shows – White Organizational Cultures, Equity, Eiko and the Senate
Aynsley premieres “And” at Abrons on 3/30. “And” is an evening-length solo performance/monologue using experimental literary devices to create a series of live essays that hold multiple truths.
Springtime in Nickyland and One-in-Themselves at La MaMa
On Presidents Day in The Club at La MaMa, Nicky Paraiso gathered a packed house of artists and audience members for an evening of protest, stories, songs, dances, reveries and resistance as part of “Bad and Nasty” Performance Protests.
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.
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.
Standing Up in January: Day 2 Dispatch (COIL, Squirts & La Mama with Pavel Zustiak, Patti Harrison & Marga Gomez)
La Mama dispatch for PS 122’s COIL Fest, Pavel Zustiak’s “Custodians of Beauty” and “Bastard (The Painted Bird: Part 1)” and Squirts intergenerational queer pairings with stand up sets from Patti Harrison and Marga Gomez. To start the year alternating between bent over from either despair or because I might laugh so hard that the tears trickle down my legs felt fitting to my polar emotional swings of late.