Ask and ye shall receive


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“Darrell Jones, where have you been all my life? Mr. Jones has been around for a while as a dancer, of course, and a fine one, working with choreographers like Bebe Miller and Ralph Lemon. But I had never seen his choreography until Thursday night at Danspace Project, when he presented Hoo-Ha (twister pump breakdown) […]

March 31, 2019

What the form is doing


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Netta’sHelga an audio essay by Karinne Keithley Syers in response to Netta Yerushalmy’s Helga and the Three Sailors at Danspace Project, November 2014 Counterclockwise from figure in red: Sarah Lifson, Marc Crousillat, Amanda Kmett’Pendry, Netta Yerushalmy.  Photo by Ian Douglas

March 31, 2019

Choreotopos


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“…blue as in azure or astronaut: radically                      constructing                           the body for time travel where the maker absences from the made – is This a thing or a becoming- what is made from our inverted vocabulary?…” Marissa Perel writes about & with Neil Greenberg’s This: (Having trouble viewing the embedded pdf file below? Click here to view […]

March 31, 2019

Some Old Shit: Warhol on Stage


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By Yelena Gluzman Below I reflect on two performances, both from years ago, and both dealing, on some level, with Warhol. Gob Squad’s Kitchen (You’ve Never Had It So Good) was originally brought to New York by the Under the Radar Festival in 2011, and returned for a run at the Public Theater the following […]

March 31, 2019

Writing Realness: Michael Freeman


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Jeremy Wade knows how to capture his audience’s attention. In Death Asshole Rave Video, it’s a visual and aural assault on the viewer’s senses; the stage is saturated with light and noise. In this chaos, he delivers a bizarre stand-up routine along with dance and video. The rapid–fire text is sometimes too much to take […]

March 31, 2019

Writing Realness: Megan Kendzior


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saturation i need to know why we i need to know why i i needed to be heard i needed you to see me the thing about courage is that it means facing the shit, letting it hit the fan. not only, but also spraying it around the room asking others to wallow with us. […]

March 31, 2019

Writing Realness: Berioska Ipinza


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The day was very cold but it did not impact the large audience that came to view luciana achugar’s Otro Teatro: The Pleasure Project. I entered the space and couldn’t stop looking at its architecture: high ceilings with some fluorescent lights on, ropes, a metal shutter, stage curtains, exposed brick. The audience sat along the […]

March 31, 2019

Writing Realness: Nicole Birmann Bloom


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Age & Beauty Part 1: Mid-Career Artist/Suicide Note or &:-/ This first of three sections (Part 3 is still in process) is about being an artist, gay, producing performances, the resulting pain and exhaustion—mainly delivered with a series of repetitive and energetic movements performed by Mickey Mahar, as a skinny, pale, aerobic addict with a pink […]

March 31, 2019

Writing Realness: Nikima Jagudajev


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A pre-show nervousness makes me need to poop.  The complexities to this poop conundrum require that the excretion happen spontaneously without being forced. I equate my shitting with an emptiness that is necessary for the success of my performance. When I am empty, there is room for the intentions of the work, my own intentions, […]

March 31, 2019