Yearly Archives: 2009

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To Save the Planet, Save the Seas

Great op-ed on the role of the oceans in climate change: Few people may realize it, but in addition to producing most of the oxygen we breathe, the ocean absorbs some 25 percent of current annual carbon dioxide emissions. Half the world’s carbon stocks are

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In the Studio with Phantom Limb Company

Starting January 6th you can see THE DEVIL YOU KNOW at LaMama.  This show marks the first collaboration between the legendary Ping Chong and the increasingly renowned Phantom Limb Company.  On a recent snowy Sunday, Jessica and Erik from Phantom Limb invited Culturebot into the

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Modern Misalliance

I just got back from a matinee performance of the Pearl Theatre Company‘s unexpectedly enjoyable and timely staging of Shaw’s MISALLIANCE at City Center Stage Two. I say “unexpected” only because it has been a long time since I’d seen any Shaw and I’d never

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R.I.P Vic Chesnutt

According to the NY TIMES: Vic Chesnutt, a singer-songwriter whose music dealt with mortality and black humor, died on Friday in a hospital in Athens, Ga., a spokesman for his family said. He was 45 and lived in Athens. I first saw Vic Chesnutt play

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American Realness Festival

Just read about this over at the Contemporary Performance site – the american realness festival. most of it is taking place at Abrons Arts Center from January 8-11, some of it is at New Museum and at Japan Society.  The festival website is here and

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BAC to open Jerome Robbins Theater, Woosters are Resident Co.

Early Warning: The Baryshnikov Arts Center (BAC) is opening the Jerome Robbins Theater with a gala event on February 16. A tribute to Jerome Robbins, the evening’s program will include performances by Mikhail Baryshnikov,Wendy Sutter, Eteri Andjaparidze, Garrison Keillor, Benjamin Millepied’s Danses Concertantes, and members of the New York

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Beowulf Redux

Just after their successful smash holiday hit SANDWICH, Banana Bag & Bodice bring back BEOWULF for a limited series of club engagements for APAP-time: BEOWULF – A Thousand Years of Baggage takes on the LES Written by Jason Craig Music by Dave Malloy Directed by

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memes of late

okay so i’m not sure what to make of it, but i seem to be hearing  a lot more about sex addiction (tiger woods), hoarders, the happiness project and “the end of cute” than before. hmmm. how do these things go together, if at all?

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Five Questions for Shannon Sindelar

Name: 
Shannon Sindelar Title/Occupation: 
Director and co-writer for 31 Down; managing and programming director for the Ontological-Hysteric Theater URL: http://31down.org; http://ontological.com 1. Where did you grow up and how did you end up where you are now? I grew up in Everett, Washington, outside Seattle.