Maura and Eugene de Poogene yelled over really loud music with Croatian curator and producer Zvonimir Dobrovic about his “Perforations Festival” – opening Friday.
We’ve written a very hopeful apocalypse.
“Tell us why a shorter version of this feels like a sketch, and a longer version feels like a play.”
The impacts of grief, however miniscule or massive, are the focus of “Submerge 2017: Break Time”, a festival curated primarily by Ali Rosa-Salas. Interested in the ways in which “we” are “permitted” to grieve in public space and, as the curatorial statement offers, a concern on the “expectation to bounce back,” Rosa-Salas has assembled an enriching near week of events, ranging from breath work to brunch to bike rides, in recognition of the ways the personal is political; the ways we are alone with others; and the ways in which everything, art or otherwise, is necessarily interdependent.
“I’m Fundamentally Interested in a Gentle Theater” – a conversation with Corinne Donly and Sarah Hughes
I got the impression that Corinne and Sarah were working out their ideas in front of me, rather than regurgitating concepts already known. In other words, the play was becoming before my eyes.
Shaun Irons and Lauren Petty discuss “Why Why Always,” a cine-performance
Dan O’Neil interviews Tantztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch dancer Stephanie Troyak, and asks the question: “Can we make this?”
Anchuli Felicia King is a multidisciplinary artist of Thai-Australian descent who works primarily in live theater.
Rohina Malik and Kareem Fahmy talk The Mecca Tales with Jerry Lieblich
The British artist discusses “Blackouts,” at Crossing the Line 2017
The moment it becomes legible, it becomes something else.
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.