Photo by Maria Baranova
Who decides what art is and where it belongs, and what is the role of race, class, and pedigree? THIS IS MODERN ART, the acclaimed and controversial 2014 play by Idris Goodwin and Kevin Coval, based on the 2010 “bombing” of the Art Institute of Chicago by an underground graffiti crew, is making its New York debut. The production by Blessed Unrest, directed by Jessica Burr and performing as part of the inaugural season of Next Door at New York Theatre Workshop, was presented at NYTW June 2 – 23, 2018.
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Photo by Steven Schreiber
LAURA PETERSON CHOREOGRAPHY
Thursday thru Saturday,
June 29, 30, and July 1, 8pm
Judson Memorial Church
55 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012
Admission is on the “pay what you can” basis.
Suggested donation $20. Tickets available here
What is failure, and how do we deal with it – as individuals, and as communities? In the new installation/performance FAILURE, choreographer and visual artist Laura Peterson uses the language of dance and sculptural design to probe the national consciousness in the aftermath of 2016 Presidential election. Peterson zeroes in on the overwhelming pressure to compete, which is at the heart of the American way of life. Is a small defeat less devastating than a colossal mistake? What is the real outcome of the “winner takes all?”.
Conceived, directed and choreographed by Laura Peterson
Performed by Jennifer Sydor, Darrin Wright, Jo-anne Lee, and Laura Peterson
Production Design by Laura Peterson
Set created in collaboration with Jon Pope
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A solo by Christine Bonansea
APAP SHOWCASE – WORK IN PROGRESS
January 5-7, 2017
505 1/2 Waverly Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11238
TICKETS: $10 advance/online, $15 (cash only) at the door
OnlyHuman is the first installment in a series of four collaborative performances, aimed at creating an interdisciplinary creative environment in which Bonansea’s solo dances evolve through interaction with new musical, visual and movement material created by an international and multicultural ensemble.
Created in collaboration with the composer and performer Nicole Carroll, lighting designer Elizabeth Mak and the visual artists Robert Flynt and Yoann Trellu.
This work draws inspiration from Friedrich Nietzsche’s aphoristic volume Human, All Too Human, a work described by its author as “a handbook for the free spirits.” Bonansea is particularly interested in the stark contradiction between the human capacity for freedom and beauty and its darkest, most destructive and illogical behaviors.
OnlyHuman trailer from christine bonansea on Vimeo.