Scott Heron & Hijack Dance’s Smithsoniansmith at Dixon Place

There’s a sequence about two-thirds of the way through Smithsoniansmith, the dance piece by Scott Heron and Hijack Dance that finishes its run at Dixon Place’s Hot! Festival this weekend (Thurs.-Sat., tickets $10 advance), that captures the way this trio explores movement. Dancer Arwen Wilder walks up to the free-standing set door positioned center-stage, opens … Continue reading

NY International @ LaMama Moves

The final program for this year’s Dance Festival at La Mama was appropriately a mixed bill of artists hailing from far flung points of origin.  As I mentioned in my post about the Hula program I saw in the larger Ellen Stewart Theatre at The Annex just before the New York International program in the … Continue reading

“Made Here” Screening & Discussion at The Chocolate Factory

MADE HERE is a documentary series and website focusing on the challenging and eclectic lives of New York City performing artists. On Monday, June 21, from 6:30-8:30pm, there will be a screening of the documentary and a discussion moderated by Jennifer Wright Cook, Executive Director of The Field, about DAY & NIGHT JOBS at The … Continue reading

Does The Internet Make You Dumber?

People who read text studded with links, the studies show, comprehend less than those who read traditional linear text. People who watch busy multimedia presentations remember less than those who take in information in a more sedate and focused manner. People who are continually distracted by emails, alerts and other messages understand less than those … Continue reading

Obie Winners 2010

OBIE WINNERS 2010 The Sustained Achievement Award David Greenspan Best New American Play (w/check for $1000) Annie Baker, CIRCLE MIRROR TRANSFORMATION and THE ALIENS Performance Ensemble, CIRCLE MIRROR TRANSFORMATION (Playwrights Horizons) (Reed Birney, Tracee Chimo, Peter Friedman, Deirdre O’Connell, Heidi Schreck) Dane DeHaan, THE ALIENS (Rattlestick Playwrights Theater) Jonathan Hammond, THE BOYS IN THE BAND … Continue reading

Emerging America Festival in Boston

For those of you in the Boston area, this weekend marks the debut (I think) of the Emerging America Festival, an annual festival of performance and readings devoted to supporting and launching the new American voices of tomorrow. It is hosted by A.R.T. in conjunction with the Huntington Theatre Company and the Institute of Contemporary Art … Continue reading

LMCC Artists Summer Institute

The Artists Summer Institute (ASI) is a free, five-day professional development intensive for 50 individual artists working in all disciplines, offered through a partnership of Lower Manhattan Cultural Council and Creative Capital. Held at LMCC’s studios on Governors Island, the Institute offers a unique opportunity for artists to step outside their daily routines and focus … Continue reading

Fusebox Talks: Cloud Eye Control

In conjunction with the 7th annual Fusebox Festival, a contemporary art and performance festival that takes place in Austin, TX each April, culturebot.org presents Fusebox Talks, a series of interviews and podcasts with the select artists from the festival. This podcast is with Cloud Eye Control at the Austin Museum of Art; interviewed by Timothy … Continue reading

Fusebox Talks: Daniel Barrow

In conjunction with the 7th annual Fusebox Festival, a contemporary art and performance festival that takes place in Austin, TX each April, culturebot.org presents Fusebox Talks, a series of interviews and podcasts with the select artists from the festival. The first podcast is with Canada’s Daniel Barrow at the Austin Museum of Art; interviewed by … Continue reading

Fusebox Talks: Action Hero

In conjunction with the 7th annual Fusebox Festival, a contemporary art and performance festival that takes place in Austin, TX each April, culturebot.org presents Fusebox Talks, a series of interviews and podcasts with the select artists from the festival. The first podcast is with England’s Action Hero at the Austin Museum of Art; interviewed by … Continue reading

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