Archive for August, 2011
IMAGE — Corrie SiegelWednesday, August 31st, 2011
Ofri Cnaani at BMW Guggenheim LabFriday, August 26th, 2011
PUBLIC NOTICE: AN EXHAUSTED FILM
Presenting a live-cinema performance by Ofri Cnaani, Cheryl Kaplan and Kathryn Alexander
Powered by a failing battery, PUBLIC NOTICE is an episodic tale that begins with a mock-trial. The work combines folly, tragedy and history as it travels peripatetically through urban and peripheral landscapes and international borders. This frame-by-frame account, created from an unstable visual system, examines loyalty to country and place. The cinematic event ends when the battery runs out of power. The film, presented by First Street Green and BMW Guggenheim Lab, is free. and open to the public.
Visit the BMW Guggenheim Lab website for more info.
PRESS — Kristen SmiarowksiWednesday, August 24th, 2011
PROJECT STATEMENT — Kristen SmiarowskiWednesday, August 24th, 2011
In 2008, Kristen Smiarowski started THE KEY GAME project, a series of choreographic responses to Polish writer and Holocaust survivor Ida Fink’s fictional short story by the same name. Each dance in THE KEY GAME series is a memorial to the one preceding it.
Sleep, Staring, Well culminates THE KEY GAME project. It weaves together live dance and theater performance with archival materials – including video, graphs, written word and audio recordings – from previous works in the series. Audience members experience Sleep, Staring, Well on foot as they move freely through a labyrinth constructed of rope, tubing and permeable fabric. This is a kinetic labyrinth of space and time: the shape, size and function of each room, alcove or passageway changes and morphs. New channels open as others are closed. Fabric is stretched, wrapped or dropped to conceal or reveal actions and objects, divide spaces and alter perspective. Sleep, Staring, Well draws attention to the hypermediation of historical memory. It reflects the ways in which generations born after World War II vicariously receive information about Holocaust history and how we attempt to make meaning out of a historical period we did not experience directly.
BIO — Kristen SmiarowskiWednesday, August 24th, 2011
Kristen Smiarowski is a choreographer and interdisciplinary artist who creates work for the stage, public sites, gallery settings and film. Commissions to create original choreography have included Skirball Cultural Center, Dancing in the Streets, Edgemar Installations, Saint Joseph Ballet (The Wooden Floor), and Links Hall. Choreographic highlights include “Groundswell,” a site-specific dance at Los Angeles’ Ballona Freshwater Marsh (2006, upcoming performance at the 2011 World Festival of Sacred Music – www.festivalofsacredmusic.org) and “Attempts,” a duet about dance, activism and the Palestinian/Israeli conflict, which she created with Tom Young in 2002. She also participates in the work of other artists, including as dramaturge/performer for Simone Forti, and is a founding member of the Los Angeles-based collective, Choreographers Working Group. She has an M.F.A. from UCLA’s Department of World Arts and Cultures, 2002. She is an adjunct professor at Loyola Marymount University, where she teaches choreography and directs programs that connect dance and social justice.
IMAGE — Kristen SmiarowskiWednesday, August 24th, 2011
Jeremiah Lockwood heads west with the Sway Machinery for shows in Boulder, Denver, and San Fran!
Friday, August 26th – Boulder, CO
Saturday, August 27th, 8pm – The Mercury Cafe 2199 California Ave, Denver, CO
Sunday, August 28th, 8pm – Beat Box, 314 11th Street, San Francisco, CA. Also on the bill will be Brass Menažeri, San Francisco’s original and hottest Balkan Romani (“Gypsy”) Brass Band
Check the Sway Machinery Website for more info
-->The Emek Project -->, a growing Jewish community in the Hudson Valley, is excited to welcome Clare Burson, performing Silver and Ash, her song cycle exploring and re-imagining her grandmother’s escape from Germany in 1938. Clare has performed Silver and Ash all over the country, including sold out shows at Joe’s Pub and an appearance on Last Call with Carson Daly.
For more information about this performance, visit the -->Emek Project’s website -->.
Tickets are $10, and available online.
After a long summer away, Alicia will performing a few Girls in Trouble songs at this classic indie bookstore in Greenpoint.