Saturday, March 2, 2013

THE BROOKLYN COMMUNE begins on March 24, 2013 by Andy Horwitz

The Brooklyn Commune starts March 24, 2013 at The Invisible Dog.

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Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Whites Only (or, WTF is the deal with diversity in the performing arts?) by Andy Horwitz

As Black History Month draws to a close Andy dives recklessly into the arts punditsphere's diversity conversation clusterf**k.

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Saturday, February 23, 2013

Culturebot Comes Home to Seattle Thurs., Mar. 7 by Jeremy M. Barker

"Everyone's a Critic" at On the Boards is our latest iteration of live critical interventions

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Tuesday, February 19, 2013


Part III of III, in which Andy discusses in broad strokes the economics of cultural production in theater, its aesthetic implications and hints at its resemblance to large national economic …

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Wednesday, February 13, 2013

W.A.G.E. Criticizes Documenta 13 Curator Over Unpaid Artists by Jeremy M. Barker

Amazingly, artists don't always respond to the chance to work for free with gratitude

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Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Theatrical Modeling and the Collective Hero: An Interview with Ibrahim El-Husseiny by Hani Omar Khalil

Monday was the second anniversary of the revolution in Egypt. Culturebot Contributor Hani Omar Khalil sat down with Egyptian Playwright Ibrahim El-Husseiny in Cairo to discuss his evoluti…

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Sunday, February 10, 2013

A Return to Performance by Jeremy M. Barker

Looking anew at unconventional performance through the work of Arturo Vidich, Claude Wampler and Harrison Atelier

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Friday, February 8, 2013

George Steel & Jay Scheib Dish Dirt On The Duchess by Andy Horwitz

The NYC Opera presents "Powder Her Face" at BAM. Here George Steel talks with Jay Scheib about this provocative work.

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Thursday, February 7, 2013

IPR presents Experiments in Opera’s “New Shorts” by Rick Burkhardt

Composer Rick Burkhardt (Three Pianos) previews Experiments in Opera's ‘New Shorts’ Project, presented by Issue Project Room this Saturday at 8PM.

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Friday, February 1, 2013

Looking towards Latinamerica // Expanding our notions of how theater is made by Julián Mesri

A New York director surveys the landscape of theater practices across the Americas through participation in Panorama Sur

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Tuesday, January 22, 2013

In>Time 13 Sweeps Chicago Through March 2 by Jessica Applebaum

Curator Mark Jeffery places work in 14 institutions across the city in this semi-regular performance fest

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Malloy’s Manifesto or Silent Dave Speaks His Mind by Dave Malloy

Dave Malloy breaks his silence, responding to Culturebot's "The Theater of Tomorrow, Today" Long Table discussion at Under The Radar with a thoughtfully positive and provocative manifesto.

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“Sumeida’s Song”: New Egyptian Opera After The Revolution by Hani Omar Khalil

Hani Omar Khalil writes about Mohamed Fairouz's chamber opera "Sumeida's Song", that premiered last week at HERE Arts Center, in the context of post-revolution Egypt.

SOURCE: Culturebot at 05:54AM
Sunday, January 20, 2013

Turbulence (a dance about the economy) at American Realness 2013 by Jeremy M. Barker

Keith Hennessy, Empress Jupiter, Anna Martine Whitehead &Ruairí Donovan interviewed by Marin Sander-Holzman

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Friday, January 18, 2013

Miguel Gutierrez and Mind Over Mirrors at American Realness by Jeremy M. Barker

Last chance to catch "Storing the Winter" tonight

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On Neutrality: A Discussion Between Christina Anderson & Richard Maxwell by Jeremy M. Barker

The authors of "Hollow Roots" and "Neutral Hero" dig deep

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Thursday, January 17, 2013

Jesse Zaritt on Faye Driscoll’s “You’re Me” by Jesse Zaritt

Zaritt, an original performer in "You're Me," writes about the the driving philosophy and questions behind Driscoll's work.

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Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Bringing Back the Dead by George Grella

Culturebot contributor George Grella shares some thoughts about DJ Spooky's residency at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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Annie Dorsen on “Magical” at NYLA by Editors

The NY-based director discusses her collaboration with choreographer/dancer Anne Juren, part of PS 122's 2013 COIL Festival

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Mind Over Mirrors with Miguel Gutierrez by Marc Masters

I’m fascinated by the problem of knowledge–the idea that we can never directly know anything. We’re only seeing light reflecting from objects, not the objects themselves; we’re not a…

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To Alastair, from Ben by Ben Pryor

A lightly edited-for-the-web version of an open letter Ben Pryor wrote to Alastair MacAuley in response to an email exchange Q&A about the American Realness Festival. The full version a…

SOURCE: Culturebot at 08:29AM
Sunday, January 13, 2013

3 Questions on the Economy from Keith Hennessy to AL Steiner and Mårten Spångberg by Keith Hennessy, A.l. Steiner and Mårten Spångberg

A.L. STEINER  1. Bifo: “the depth of the catastrophe represented by the collapse is awakening hidden potencies of the social brain.” Can we feel good about the crisis, as an alarm clock…

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AUNTS started in 2005 by Jmy James Kidd

On the occasion of AUNTS in American Realness, Jmy James Kidd reflects on the beginning of AUNTS.

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Saturday, January 12, 2013

Interrupting the Narrative: A Talk With Tim Etchells by Robert Avila

In the first installment of our Global Perspectives series, an interview with the director of Forced Entertainment

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Mark Russell on Under the Radar 2013 by Jeremy M. Barker

The Director of the Public's Under the Radar Festival discusses the 2013 Program

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Good Circulation: Grassroots Exchange Connecting Communities of Practice by Julie Potter

Julie Potter explores festivals and DIY exchange networks for connecting communities of practice.

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Friday, January 11, 2013

From Jenn to Maria (30 December, 2012) by Jenn Joy

Jenn Joy on Maria Hassabi's "Show" - playing this week at American Realness.

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Thursday, January 10, 2013

The New Aesthetics of Dance & Technology in Taiwan by Chang I-Wen

This year's Japan Society’s Dance Showcase (January 11 & 12) features a diverse and compelling line-up including Taipei-based choreographer Chieh-hua Hsieh and his company Anarchy Da…

SOURCE: Culturebot at 12:54PM

The American Realness of Juggalos by Michael Dwyer

Michael Dwyer contributes this essay on Juggalos and fan culture in the context of Neal Medlyn's "Wicked Clown Love" at American Realness 2013.

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DNA LateNite’s “other.explicit.bodies” This Weekend by Cassier Peterson

Body-based artists explore notions of other-ness in a pair of showcases curated by Jaamil Olawale Kosoko

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