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December 6, 2012
The following interview originally appeared in Postcards from the Inge, a blog. It is re-posted here with the kind permission of the author. Interview by AMANDA WHITE THIETJE Well, here it is, friends—the final installment of the Randy Gener trilogy. Thank you for tuning in this week to read Randy’s words, and many thanks to Mr. Gener […]
August 17, 2012
Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, 22, one of the three women, said, "If this political system throws itself against three girls … it shows this political system is afraid of truth." She called the charges against them a "political order for repression" and denounced Putin's "totalitarian-authoritarian system."
August 3, 2012
"hotINK at the Lark 2013" is seeking to present new work by six playwrights from outside the United States in public readings at the Lark Play Development Center, April 17-22, 2013.
August 2, 2012
A gallery exhibition at the Romanian Cultural Institute in New York displayed the Cărtureşti spirit. Cărtureşti is a cultural venue that functions as a bookshop, tea studio, and project space, taking direct action towards revitalizing the Romanian artistic life, urban pleasures and social responsibilities.
July 23, 2012
"Tala" will perform in a workshop production July 28th to 31st at HERE Arts Center in downtown SoHo in New York City. The play, a work-in-progress, is a critique on the nature of political revolutions. Click here to read a play excerpt and see the work of the designers and actors as they prepare for the production.
July 20, 2012
Three young women are being detained by Russian authorities for allegedly performing a protest song in a cathedral as part of a feminist punk group Pussy Riot. If found guilty, they could be jailed for up to 7 years just for exercising their free speech. The three women are currently in pre-trial detention, which has been extended to January 2013.
July 20, 2012
Everyone who has heard Fanfare Ciocarlia agrees on one thing: No brass band plays as fast. Their breakneck speed, technical chops, ripping rhythms and sweet’n sour horns are different from any other brass band on earth.
June 13, 2012
Want to see how they built Igor Josifov's "2-Dimensional"? Click on my slideshow. In this unusual performance, the artist is an observer as much as he is observed while the spectator becomes a performer.
June 9, 2012
Takamine was Kimura’s caretaker for five years during the 1990s. Takamine says that he had learned to communicate with the disabled Kimura through gestures. He realized that Kimura's sexual desires could not be met without the help of other people. Aiding Kimura in the satisfaction of his sexual needs was a gesture of friendship and affection of Takamine's part.
June 8, 2012
Macadamia Nut Brittle is excoriating, sexy, hallucinatory, viciously funny. The plot steals from the mode of a reality-TV show, but its stance is subversive and punk. As the noisy evening unfolds, Ricci/Forte detonates, again and again and again, the illusory logic of this TV genre
May 23, 2012
Judging from Zad's paintings in the catalogue, I would add that his work draws a great deal of its energy from the lush anarchy of the 15th-century paintings of Hieronymus Bosch
May 22, 2012
"Sound as fluid, sound as connector, sound as image, sound as memory, sound, body, sound...time suspended in and by a gesture...also a sound...a minimal voice."
May 20, 2012
Kosovar playwright Jeton Neziraj describis his play: "This is a political drama about chaotic post-war Kosovo, but, before all, it is a drama about unwanted Roma in Europe. Away from those common stereotypes about Roma, away from that exoticism which usually accompanies Roma topics."
May 16, 2012
The selected photos in Cannes have a lot of pointing and waving in them: Alfred Hitchcock fingering the viewer directly, Michael Douglas waving in the air, Tony Curtis also pointing a finger, Quentin Tarantino with two palms up in the air, and Sophia Loren also with her arms up
March 29, 2012
"The future is increasingly becoming hyper-local and immersive. The designers of the future will have to provide valuable insights into how, why and where we create new performance environments. They will determine the shape of theatre architecture to come. What’s the matter with Kansas if it cannot see that the techniques of illusion shape our reality, and not the other way around?"
March 28, 2012
PHILADELPHIA: The travel narratives below track impact and chronicle artistic learning. A costume designer encounters a Czech fashion designer in a workshop and suddenly can’t stop creating garments out of paper. A composer/sound designer records raw audio heard in the streets of Prague (music, lectures, everyday sounds) and decides to incorporate them in an upcoming […]
March 25, 2012
The USA-USITT Design Exhibit team recommends people experience the exhibit more than once while at the Long Beach Conference & Stage Expo promising the interior collage will be different every time you stop by. Gallery talks at the exhibit will provide an opportunity to learn about the exhbit from those intimately involved in its creatio
March 20, 2012
BERLIN: Heiner Goebbels, the maverick composer and theater director, has been named the winner of the 2012 International Ibsen Award, it was announced in Berlin today. One of the world’s most important theater prizes, the International Ibsen Award is being honored “for bringing a new artistic dimension to the world of drama or theater.” The winner […]
September 23, 2011
To promote an exhibition of the controversial U.S. photographer Robert Mapplethorphe exhibition, which runs through October 2, the Swedish museum Fotografiska is showing Mapplethorpe works on its Facebook page depicting nudity — but with the offending areas of the body covered by blue rectangles with the text "Facebook-friendly square." Facebook “dislikes nakedness whether it is in paintings or photography,” said the spokesperson, adding that these blue patches were slapped on partly to stop Facebook from removing the images but also to trigger a debate. Fine. Let me start one...
September 18, 2011
XIAMEN, CHINA and PARIS, FRANCE: The International Theatre Institute (ITI) – the world’s largest organization for the performing arts – is holding its 33rd world congress at the Xiamen International Conference and Exhibition Centre in Xiamen, China, from Sept. 19 to 24, 2011. Held under the auspices of UNESCO, the congress will have a strong […]