As 2012 comes to a close, lets make a list of our favorite performances we saw this year. What were the best performances you saw this year? Title, Company, Where you saw it, and a link if you have it.

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For me in no order.

Einstein on the Beach, Robert Wilson/Philip Glass/Lucinda Childs, BAM Next Wave Festival,


Turbulance: A dance about the economy, Keith Hennessy/Circo Zero, TBA in Portland Oragon, and NYLA in NYC,

Das Mädchen mit den Schwefelhölzern, Helmut Lachenmann, Berlin Deutches Oper,

Danza Permanente, DD Dorvillier / human future dance corps, The Kitchen - NYC,

Roman TragediesToneelgroep Amsterdam, BAM Next Wave Festival - NYC,


Jackie Sibblies Drury's We Are Proud to Present a Presentation About the Herero of Namibia, Formerly Known as Southwest Africa, From the German Sudwestafrika, Between the Years 1884-1915 @ Soho Rep

Big Art Group's Broke House @ Abrons Art Center

Keith Hennesey's Turbulence @ NYLA

David Adjmi's 3C @ Rattlestick Theater

The Aisler's Set @ Chick Factor Reunion at the Bell House

Also in no order (and not including Roman Tragedies and EOTB which are definitely also on this list)

Through the Yellow Hour/Adam Rapp/Rattlestick

Follow/Crystal Skillman/Fanfare Theater

Gatz/ERS/The Public

Sleep No More/Punchdrunk/McKittrick Hotel

Dionysus in 69/Rude Mechs/New York Live Arts

P.O.S.H./foolsFURY/La Mama

and I was able to watch Matthew Silver ( a few times around the village.

Chinese Cocktail, Robert Wilhite, Barnsdall Theater as part of Pacific Standard Time: Art in L.A. 1945—1980,

The Past Is A Grotesque Animal (El pasado es un animal grotesco), Mariano Pensotti, REDCAT,

Connected, Chunky Move, Luckman Fine Arts Complex, East LA,

(Titles of Works N/A), Rafa Esparza, Taisha Paggett & Tessa Wills, This Is What I Want queer performance festival, SoMArts,

The Ugly Spirit, Russell Barr, director, starring David Hoyle, ADF Gallery, Belfast,

THEM, Chris Cochrane, Dennis Cooper and Ishmael Houston-Jones, REDCAT,

Still, Rafa Esparza, durational performance, 6 am - 9:30 am, Elysian Park,

GATZ, Elevator Repair Service, REDCAT,

A functioning link to a still from Rafa Esparza's "STILL":

and a (biased) final 2012 entry:

A Composite Field, a site specific new work by Yann Novak & Taisha Paggett, that I curated at the MAK Center's Mackay Garage Top when in residence at Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, and a clip:


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