Five questions for Taylor Gordon

“but oh, that stage…. To this day when I see or hear Nutcracker music playing it has a huge influence on me…”

5 preguntas para Claudia Norman

Nombre: Claudia Norman Profesion/Ocupacion: Directora de programacion/ El Teatro del Museo del Barrio, Latino Cultural Festival-Queens Theatre in the Park/ Productora y Fundadora/ Celebrate Mexico Now/ Co-Productora: La Casita-Lincoln Center Out of Doors Compañia o Indpendiente u otra cosa?: El Museo del Barrio/Queens Theatre in the Park/ CN Management website: 1. … Continue reading

need project space?

the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council wants to give it to you: Swing Space Lower Manhattan Cultural Council will begin accepting online applications for the next session of its Swing Space program on December 10, 2008. In partnership with area landlords, LMCC makes vacant storefront, commercial and office space downtown available to artists, curators, and cultural … Continue reading

Chen Dance Center: “newsteps choreographers series”.

If you are in the mood for dance this weekend, make your way to the Chen Dance Center at 7.30pm (Fri-Sat) for a real treat. The center, formerly the Mulberry St. Theater, curates newsteps: “a semi-annual dance series dedicated to providing support and performance opportunities for choreographers who are creating innovative and risk-taking works”. Tonight … Continue reading

PS122: “The Jester of Tonga”

Photo by Richard Termine. At PS122 this weekend through November 23, Joseph Silovsky presents a wonderfully sweet and quirky one-man performance that tells the story of the mysterious jester of the Pacific island of Tonga. Beginning in 2001, inspired by a New York Times article entitled “The Money Is All Gone in Tonga and the … Continue reading

Abrons Art Center: “Screen Test”.

Screen Test is director and visual artist Rob Roth’s latest multi-disciplinary work, currently on show at the Lower East Side’s Abrons Art Center. The piece is a one-hour long eerie, haunting, and sometimes tickling performance that takes place in the nightmarish apocalyptic setting of a post-nuclear-holocaust scenario. It’s hard to describe exactly what happens during … Continue reading

La Mama: “Atomic City”

There is a visually stunning and not very well publicized production at La Mama that will be running through September 28. Atomic City is a clever composit of dance, theater and live music that takes spectators into the lives of two neighboring families whose troubled patres familias both work as physicists in the town’s laboratory. … Continue reading

The Kitchen: “Anger/Nation”

Photo by Paula Court, On entering The Kitchen this Saturday, I was curious to see how Radiohole had dealt with Chelsea’s sizable performance space for the staging of ANGER/NATION, their latest production. The company usually performs at the Collapsable Hole, a theater made from two neighboring garages in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, and a space they share … Continue reading

Here Arts Center: “Arias With a Twist”

A red velvet curtain slowly opens…to reveal a dark hanging curtain. After a few moments, this layer peels off as well, onto a screen of faux leopard skin. The audience laughs. We are so close to the stage and the small theater makes me hungry for more space. Every time the curtain lifts, I hope … Continue reading

PS122: “The Passion Project”

Photo by Paula Court. A ten-by-ten-foot cube in the middle of a dark room acts as the stage for Reid Farrington’s The Passion Project, a half hour long installation which will run through September 20 at PS122. The cube is defined by hanging ropes (these are tied into loops along the perimeter and across the … Continue reading

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