July 2012 Blog Posts (34)

In Performance: Janet Cardiff & George Bures Miller – THE MURDER OF CROWS (NYC)

From the Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary Collection 

In association with the Mostly Mozart Festival

August 3 – September 9, 2012 

Photo from Janet Cardiff & George Bures Miller: THE MURDER OF CROWS on August 3, 2012

The largest sound installation to date by artists Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller, The Murder of Crows is a compelling “sound play” that envelops the audience in an unexpected physical and aural environment. Moving and weaving through ninety-eight speakers mounted within the…


Added by Contemporary Performance Network on July 31, 2012 at 9:21am — No Comments

Flashing Bodies: "The Movie!"

Completely Naked starts a new project as a natural evolution from Flashing Bodies: "The Movie!"



Think Surrealist, experimental, think human people in the desert, think retro post avant-garde, think nonsense, think sex, think cool, think Mexican, think…


Added by pau ros on July 30, 2012 at 7:00am — No Comments

Featured: Nature Theater Of Oklahoma Launches OKRadio (NYC)

Kelly Copper and Pavol Liška of Nature Theater of Oklahoma have launched OKRadio from their closet radio studio in Long Island City (NYC). During their first podcast Kelly discusses their mutual love and creative connection with recorded media and Pavol explains his history…


Added by Contemporary Performance Network on July 29, 2012 at 10:56am — No Comments

Featured: Nature Theater of Oklahoma (NYC)

Nature Theater of Oklahoma is a New York-based performance group under the direction of Pavol Liska and Kelly Copper. The ensemble strives to create an unsettling live situation that demands total presence from everyone in the room. Using readymade materials, found space, overheard speech, and observed gesture, and through extreme formal manipulation and superhuman effort, they seek to effect a shift in the perception of everyday reality that extends beyond the site of…


Added by Contemporary Performance Network on July 29, 2012 at 10:49am — No Comments

Featured: Reza Abdoh (1963-1995)

Reza Abdoh

Reza Abdoh

Reza Abdoh, avant-garde director, playwright, company leader and poet, was born on February 23, 1963 to Ali Abdoh and Homa Oboodi in Teheran, Iran. At the age of seven, he saw Peter Brook’s production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream in London and was deeply affected by it. Although…


Added by Contemporary Performance Network on July 29, 2012 at 9:02am — No Comments

Featured: Bert Neumann, “Imitation of Life”

Herr Neumann, what is stage design for you?

To begin with, it’s a space in which actors will conduct themselves. But it’s also a place where life happens. I have the wish to be able to facilitate a type of existence on stage that is more than a mere staging. The people there spend a lot of time with one another, not least of which is…


Added by Contemporary Performance Network on July 28, 2012 at 8:05am — No Comments

Opportunities: Open Call for Performances-as-Theories

Open Call for Performances-as-Theories Extension


Through this Open Call, four performances/theories will be selected by a peer panel. Over the course of three months, the conference organizers will provide space and other resources to these theorizing projects. Click …


Added by Contemporary Performance Network on July 26, 2012 at 10:35am — No Comments

Featured: The Light Surgeons (London, England)

The Light Surgeons (London, England)

The Light Surgeons operates as a multimedia production company from a base in east London, producing a wide variety of creative projects from the commercial to artist lead. Their work spans many diverse mediums; print, photography, motion graphics, short films, exhibitions and installations. Over the past ten years they have helped to pioneer new forms of cross platform practice, particularly with their audio visual performances,…


Added by Contemporary Performance Network on July 26, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments

AWLF: Black Tee Party

Added by Whitney V. Hunter on July 25, 2012 at 6:49pm — No Comments

Featured: Hotel Modern (Rotterdam, Netherlands)

Hotel Modern (Rotterdam, Netherlands)

Hotel Modern was established in 1997. Its members are Arlène Hoornweg and  Pauline Kalker, who both graduated from Arnhem Theatre School, and visual artist, model maker and performer,  Herman Helle. The group works together with (sound) artists for their performances, including Arthur Sauer (The Great War, Rococo, Shrimp Tales) and Ruud van der Pluijm (KAMP). They blend visual art, object theatre, drama, music, film, modelling and performance in…


Added by Contemporary Performance Network on July 25, 2012 at 9:02am — No Comments

Fragments at Harbourfront Centre

Planet IndigenUS presents Lara Kramer's Fragments

Saturday August 11th at 2:30pm & 8:30pm …


Added by Lara Kramer on July 25, 2012 at 12:00am — No Comments

aging/altering one's aspect

Added by Laylage Courie on July 24, 2012 at 4:48pm — No Comments

Highlights: ImPulsTanz Festival 2012 (Vienna, Austria)


ImPulsTanz – Vienna International Dance Festival

July 12 – August 14

Thousands of professional dancers, choreographers and teachers from all over the world, come together, work together, for five weeks, in one city – ImPulsTanz.

1984. In Austria‘s leading cultural city Vienna the cultural manager Karl Regenburger and the choreographer Ismael Ivo launch the Internationale Tanzwochen Wien in order to give contemporary dance a voice in Austria. With…


Added by Contemporary Performance Network on July 24, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments

In Performane: REDCAT’s New Original Works Festival 7.26 – 8.11.2012 (Los Angeles)




Poor Dog Group • Opera Povera • Susan Simpson

Nick+James • Jinku Kim • Prumsodun Ok

Emily Mast • Melanie Rios Glaser • Heather Woodbury

JULY 26 – AUGUST 11, 2012…


Added by Contemporary Performance Network on July 23, 2012 at 9:29am — No Comments

Featured: Romeo Castellucci / Socìetas Raffaello Sanzio (Cesena, Italy)

The Italian contemporary performance collective, Societas Raffaello Sanzio is one of the most recognized and sought after Italian companies of the past decade.  Founding leaders of the company include Claudia Castellucci, Romeo Castellucci, and Chiara Guidi.  For the first 20…


Added by Contemporary Performance Network on July 20, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments

Opportunities: MOMA PS1 Summer School 2012 (NYC)

Tina Girouard from the groundbreaking exhibition Rooms, 1976

MoMA PS1’s educational program Summer School returns in August 2012 for its second iteration. An annual series of workshops, lectures, and discussions, Summer School brings students together for a focused conversation on contemporary practice with artists, authors, musicians, curators, theorists, and scholars who have made significant contributions in their respective fields. Modeled after European summer academies, Summer School turns the grounds of MoMA PS1—an…


Added by Contemporary Performance Network on July 19, 2012 at 9:00pm — No Comments


Erin Jonhson and I are working on a new piece called "Bobinetting" for the ZERO1 Biennial in San Jose this January. More information to come soon, but until then: 

Bobinetting is the contemporary appropriation of an anachronistic feminist device. In 1832 French ballerina Marie Taglioni dawned the first tutu to dance the ballet La Sylphide. The tutu is made of tulle, light fabric that consists of strong hexagonal stitching. The light and strong makeup of the…


Added by Ashley Ferro-Murray on July 19, 2012 at 1:58pm — No Comments

OffCastOff Project

Kate has just begun work on her new performance installation, OffCastOff Project.  In Footscray, where she lives, there are many discarded things.  TVs.  Rubbish.  This installation tells the stories of people we might like to treat in the same way, using discarded things as the medium.  You can find out more at https://www.facebook.com/pages/OffCastOff-Project/238310612956543

Added by Kate Buttery on July 19, 2012 at 8:01am — No Comments

Please visit my website

Kate's website is a place to wind down, switch off, and interact with her artwork. Read, look, listen, imagine, and think.  Please visit at www.katebuttery.com.au

Added by Kate Buttery on July 19, 2012 at 7:59am — No Comments

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