Unconcerned with, what some would deem, the conventional physical boundaries between performer and audience, choreographer Yanira Castro’s Wilderness focuses instead on the distance created through the act of representation, exploring that space as an arena for multiple perceptions, experience and engagements. Invariably multiplicitous, Wilderness treats performance as a new language in which the audience and the performer “read each other”, translating one experience into many. Castro speaks to these themes and more in this conversation with Andrew Frank.
Category Archives: Performance
Reviews of plays, interviews, and other theater-related posts.
Author and journalist Farai Chideya speaks with Nora Chipaumire and Thomas Mapfumo about the commentary they are making on Zimbabwe today and their collaboration on lions will roar…. here.
Go behind the scenes for an exclusive look at Elizabeth Streb directing a rehearsal and discussing her creative process. Click through for the video, and be sure to check out A.M. Homes’s conversation with Streb in our Summer Issue, on newsstands 6/15.
Listen to a podcast of a post-show discussion with playwright Craig Lucas and musician/performer Cynthia Hopkins, part of Soho Rep’s FEED series. Hopkins’ Truth: A Tragedy runs through 5/30/10 at Soho Rep. Also on display is a Cabinet of Curiosities assembled from the memoirs, artifacts and various media belonging to Hopkins’ father. More details and info here.
BOMB podcast of award-winning choreographer, dancer and community leader Ronald K. Brown and legendary poet and activist Sonia Sanchez at their 651 ARTS’ LIVE & OUTSPOKEN performance on Tuesday, May 4th. click through…
Like the Pabst Blue Ribbons that Brooklyn-based performance collective Radiohole hands out each evening it takes the stage, the latest Performance By Radiohole is best consumed vigorously, in between more potent substances.
It is about the articulation of the literary and physical voice that I write about here, after having seen David Greenspan’s sublimely written and performed The Myopia, produced by The Foundry Theater and closing this weekend, on February 7. Greenspan’s voice and its voicings star in The Myopia, re-awakening in me a sense of awe at the voice’s astounding plasticity.
In PS122’s downstairs theater—a small square of a stage surrounded by black bricks—a handsome, scruffy Parisian named Jonathan Capdeville sat on a wooden chair with a boombox to his left and a duffel bag to his right. For Gisèle Vienne’s Jerk, based on the short story by Dennis Cooper, Capdeville played David Brooks, an earnest prisoner traumatized by his teenage crimes (along with Wayne Henley, Brooks assisted the Texan serial killer Dean Corrl in raping, torturing, and murdering more than 20 boys in the mid-1970s). Watching Capdeville re-enact Corrl’s murders, which are coolly ironized by his sleeveless t-shirt (“Humanity is overrated”), you’d be forgiven for wanting a little breathing room.
As a world-renowned DJ, Hip-hop savant, media artist, writer and cultural critic, the work of Paul Miller, aka DJ Spooky is a process of discovery as much as it is an explosion of new forms of personal expression, celebration, and thought. In his highly acclaimed past performance work Rebirth of a Nation, Miller delved into the politics of perception and appropriation, and the elusive nature of a cohesive narrative and singular truth. An ever-evolving artist, Miller’s newest performance work is entitled Terra Nova: Sinfonica Antarctica.
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