Monthly Archives: March 2010

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Bye Bye Bloomberg Bucks

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, New York City’s richest man and biggest philanthropist, is quietly pulling the plug on an unusual program that has poured nearly $200 million of his fortune into nonprofit groups across the five boroughs, in a sign of major change under way in

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Big Art Group to take over Abrons

To celebrate 10 years of innovative work, Big Art Group takes over all three Abrons Art Center performance spaces with projects past, present, and future. Click here for more information.

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Weekend Wrap-Up

Hi All, this is Andy. I apologize for the paucity of posts and send big thanks to Maura Donohue and Tim Braun for picking up the slack around Culturebot headquarters! It was a pretty action-packed show-going weekend. Started things off on Friday night with SOUNDING

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Sahar Javedani in-process DTW Studio Series

they wanna check my papers see what I carry around, credentials are boring i burnt them at the burial ground… – M.I.A. birdflu Sahar Javendani is showing her newest work-in-progress as part of DTW’s Studio Series.  The Studio Series is meant as a research laboratory

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Call for Proposals: City Walls

Brooklyn Arts Council (BAC), in partnership with the MetroTech BID, seeks proposals from Brooklyn-based artists and collectives for artwork to be installed on construction fences on 3 sites in downtown Brooklyn.  Proposed works should have strong visual impact and should be accessible and appropriate for

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EMPAC DANCE MOVIES COMMISSION 2010-2011

EMPAC is now accepting proposals for its 2010-2011 DANCE MOViES Commission. Selected artists receive awards ranging up to $30,000. In addition to the funding, artists can also apply to create their works in conjunction with the Artist-in-Residence program at EMPAC. Works commissioned may take advantage of

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Five Questions For Stu Campbell

Name: Stu Campbell Title/Occupation: “…interactive installations… “ Organization/Company: Nawlz URL: http://www.nawlz.com/ 1. Where did you grow up and how did you end up where you are now? I grew up on the Northwest coast of Tasmania–the island off the bottom of Australia.  It’s a beautiful

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A Benefit for Haitian Earthquake Relief at St. Mark's Church

A Celebration of Haitian Culture: Benefit for Earthquake Relief Sunday, March 14, 2010 | 6:30PM Please join the Poetry Project, Danspace Project, Ontological-Hysteric Theater and St. Mark’s Church in the Bowery for a celebration of Haitian culture. All proceeds from the evening will be donated to

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David Parker & Gina Gibney at Symphony Space

Creating a feasible and successful platform for new dance works requires the same research, consideration, experimentation, and evaluation that any performance work deserves.  For this past Friday and Saturday night, Symphony Space invited choreographers Gina Gibney and David Parker to share and weave together an

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Three Pianos at Ontological

After several less then satisfying outings in a row I can’t begin to tell you what a pleasure it was to see THREE PIANOS at The Ontological. That’s the cycle right? You see a bunch of disappointing stuff and just when you’re ready to give

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Koosil-ja at Dance Theater Workshop

Interactivity in digital arts and performance is at its best a marvel of discovery, rekindling childhood feelings of intimate connection to a vast inexplicable and beautiful world. In his book Digital Performance, Steve Dixon notes that interactive works encourage a childlike fascination with the pleasure

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Five Questions for Tom Murrin

Name: Tom Murrin Title/Occupation: Alien Comic; performer, writer Organization/Company: The Alien Comic, Paper Magazine URL: http://www.thealiencomic.com/ 1. Where did you grow up and how did you end up where you are now? Well, that’s really the whole show to tell you the truth. I grew