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Pirates Are Awesome

This cultural moment belongs to pirates. Pirates of the Carribbean and Peter Pan are just the latest signals of the ascendancy of piracy among the eternal goofy pantheon of robots, ninjas, and monkeys.

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January at P.S. 122

We’re still working on the “upcoming” section, but I thought I’d let everyone know what’s going on in January at P.S. 122 – House of No More and Instructions for Forgetting – the shows coincide with the semi-official launch of culturebot.org on January 8th. (cross

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Kyle Jarrow

Kyle Jarrow is a NYC-based playwright, musician and performer whose work has been seen at P.S. 122, HERE Arts Center, Boston Theatre Works, New Dramatists, The Hangar Theatre, Collective: Unconscious, and Dad’s Garage in Atlanta among others. Kyle was runner-up for the 2002 Princess Grace

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Dance In Progress @ The Kitchen 12/18 & 12/19

Culturebot admits that he has not always been a dance aficionado. In fact, until recently whenever I heard the word “dance” I ran screaming in the other direction. But the responsibilities of being a cultural man-about-downtown have brought me into proximity with quite a bit

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dresden dolls @ joe’s pub

Okay, so this isn’t a review. But we haven’t quite worked out how the “upcoming events” part is going to work. However, culturebot strongly recommends The Dresden Dolls.

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intimacy in transition

Chris Elam and Misnomer Dance Theater’s Intimacy In Transition opened at P.S. 122 on Thursday, December 11th. Elam, known for his whimsical, Balinese inspired choreography, has created an enchanting evening consisting of six different dances.

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doing it dumbo style

After another long day in the salt mines Culturebot headed out to the oh-so-trendy DUMBO for an evening of dance and diversion. The first stop was at The Nest to see a work entitled mech[a] and OUTPUT by koosil-ja, a Japanese dancer/choreographer of Korean descent.

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Pomegranates, Apricots and Paintings

A few weeks ago I met an Italian-American woman who had worked for an Armenian charitable organization. She told me how it had been really hard, as a non-Armenian, to do her job, since it was such a tight-knit community. And then just last weekend

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central station at dtw

On Friday we braved the snow and cold to go see more of the Central Station festival, this time an evening featuring three choreographers at Dance Theater Workshop. On the program were dances by Galina Borissova (Bulgaria), Márta Ladjánkszki (Hungary) and Cosmin Manolescu (Romania).

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U.S. Premiere of BADco. (Croatia)

Last night the Croatian dance company BADco. performed the U.S. premiere of their work Solo Me. It is part of the Central Station Festival, a celebration of Eastern European dance sponsored by P.S. 122, Danspace Project, Dance Theater Workshop, REDCAT in Los Angeles and several