I got an email last week announcing DOPE: A Dance for Rebels a new dance piece about the SoCal skate/surf scene. The choreographer was Christine Suarez who I recognized from a performance party called Timsloft: Sancocho I did a few years ago at the Interart
Just a heads-up: everybody’s favorite burlesque-inspired conceptual choreographer/performance artist will be reinterpreting the birth of modernity when Julie Atlas Muz stages her ambitious interpretation of Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring. Julie has hooked up with Chicago’s Butcher Shop Quartet who have transposed Stravinsky’s masterpiece into a
The upstairs space at PS122 was filled to overflowing last Saturday night for the premiere of Schoolhouse Roxx, the new weekly late-night performance series exploring the intersection between music and performance art.
Emerging playwright Young Jean Lee’s new work The Appeal (a historically inaccurate look at The Romantic Poets) opens April 9th at Soho Rep. The Appeal is a sardonic take on the life of artists and the cliques that they form. It also ponders, in an
I will explain the above-mentioned phrase in the rest of this post. But before I get to that, let me just say that I saw Roaring Girle on Sunday and I enjoyed it. It was great see a show of this size and scope that
On February 23rd, storyteller Mike Daisey started a new monday night workshop at P.S. 122 called All Stories Are Fiction. Working off of some notes on a legal pad, he tells new stories every night – essentially building his next show in front of you.It’s
Culturebot hasn’t seen The Foundry Theater’s production of The Roaring Girle yet, (we’re supposed to go in a week or so), but word has started to spread that it’s every bit as good as people thought it would be. Mike at epenthesis.org says: “What can
Saturday, March 6th will mark the premier of Schoolhouse Roxx, PS122s new late-night performance series exploring the intersection of live music and performance art. Stephanie Dickson and Tom Siler have been exploring that intersection for over a decade in St. Paul, Minnesota and more recently
For those of a certain political bent, Noam Chomsky is something of a hero. Or at least the idea of Noam Chomsky holds endless fascination. Anybody who was politically engaged (from the left) in the early 90’s saw the documentary Manufacturing Consent and subsequently could
This Sunday, February 29th, will be the world premiere of P.S. 122 co-founder’s Charles Dennis’ film Homecoming – a documentary about the past 20 years of dance at P.S. 122, and its influence on the world of downtown performance. Show’s at 5 pm. at P.S.
Sunday February 8th was the opening night of The Civilians’ The Ladies, presented in partnership with Dixon Place, Chashama and Cherry Lane Theatre. I attended the first preview of this show on Friday, February 6th, along with many members of the Civilians, Mac Wellman, and