Category Archives: PERFORMANCE

THE WOOSTER GROUP STREAM

Through the end of the week, five complete theatrical productions and two media works by The Wooster Group are now available to stream.

Selections include HOUSE / LIGHTS, TO YOU, THE BIRDIE!—a take on Racine’s PhèdreHAMLET, parts one and two, BRACE UP!—a reimagining of Chekhov’s Three Sisters, and the video works FLAUBERT DREAMS OF TRAVEL BUT THE ILLNESS OF HIS MOTHER PREVENTS IT, and CHANNEL J, starring Anna Köhler, Kate Valk, Ron Vawter, and Willem Dafoe.

All productions were directed by Elizabeth LeCompte. See link below for details.

THE WOOSTER GROUP—CLASSIC WORKS

Through May 15.

The Wooster Group, from top: House / Lights; Hamlet, part one; Flaubert Dreams of Travel but the Illness of His Mother Prevents It; To You, the Birdie!, with Scott Shepherd, left; Channel J, with Willem Dafoe (left) and Ron Vawter (right).

50 + 50 — CHOUINARD TO CALARTS

50 + 50—A CREATIVE CENTURY FROM CHOUINARD TO CALARTS is an artist-led scholarship endowment initiative and exhibition series anticipating the fiftieth anniversary of California Institute of the Arts and the centenary of Chouinard Art Institute, which was founded in 1921.

Fifty artist alumni will participate in the five-year program. The first group of artists includes John BaldessariAnne CollierLaddie John DillJoe GoodeNaotaka HiroTony OurslerGala Porras-KimStephen PrinaBarbara T. Smith, and Carrie Mae Weems

The inaugural group of works were on view this spring at Redcat, and can now be seen in the Frieze Viewing Room, the virtual gallery space of Frieze New York 2020.

And check out the CalArts Expo 2020.

From top: Barbara T. Smith, Invisible, 2018, blown glass, water, and cotton rope; Carrie Mae Weems, Queen B, 2018–2019, archival digital print; Gala Porras-Kim, Composite Artifact, 2019, Southwest stone, foam, acrylic paint, metal, wood. Artworks photographed by Joshua White. CalArts, unknown photographer, circa 1971–1972, black and white photograph, courtesy and © California Institute of the Arts Archives Photographic Materials Collection. Anne Collier, Aura (John Baldessari 2003), 2018, C-print, courtesy of the artist. Images courtesy and © the artists and published for CalArts by Lisa Ivorian-Jones.

ARNOLD SCHÖNBERG’S ERWARTUNG

This week, Performa will stream an archival performance—Robin Rhode’s 2015 take on Arnold Schönberg’s ERWARTUNG, the first opera staged in Times Square.

Carole Sidney Louis and Moses Leo play Woman and Man in the production, which was part of Performa 15.

On Thursday, Rhode and Performa founder RoseLee Goldberg will discuss the work on Instagram Live.

See links below for details.

PERFORMA 15—ERWARTUNG: A STREET OPERA

Thursday and Friday, May 7 and 8.

7 pm, all time zones.

ROBIN RHODE and ROSELEE GOLDBERG IN CONVERSATION

Thursday, May 7.

11 am on the West Coast; 2 pm East Coast.

Robin Rhode, Arnold Schönberg’s Erwartung, a Performa commission, 2015. Photographs by Paula Court, courtesy and © the photographer and Performa.

HEIDI DUCKLER DANCE — ILLUMINATING THE CHANDELIER

While following a similar narrative as the longer live dance piece, ILLUMINATING THE CHANDELIER focuses specifically on the interior monologue of a woman in isolation who experiences dissociated, dreamlike feelings and has trouble connecting to the world around her. Through layers of imagery and acts of repetition, the work explores the contrasting ideas of impermanence and the irrevocable, especially in the context of what we as a society are all going through in this moment. — Heidi Duckler

This week, Heidi Duckler Dance will livestream the premiere of ILLUMINATING THE CHANDELIER, “precursor to and shortened version” of the company’s live performance The Chandelier—based on the novel by Clarice Lispector—originally slated to premiere at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in spring 2020.

The livestream performance is free, with a $15 suggested donation to benefit the company. Following the premiere, the performance will be available on demand.

See link below for livestream info.

HEIDI DUCKLER DANCE—ILLUMINATING THE CHANDELIER

Thursday, April 30.

5 pm on the West Coast; 8 pm East Coast.

Heidi Duckler Dance. Images courtesy and © the company.

JAAMIL OLAWALE KOSOKO — CHAMELEON

Jaamil Olawale Kosoko’s CHAMELEON (THE LIVING INSTALLMENTS)—the online response to the postponement of Chameleon: A Biomythography—will include the livestream world premiere of Stank from Chameleon: A Visual Album, a Somatic Healing session with Michelle Boulé, and, to close the presentation, a performance of The Hold, with music by Everett-Asis Saunders.

The event will also feature conversations with Kosoko and Ebony Noelle Golden, Bill T. Jones, Ashon Crawley, Autumn Knight, and Ni’ja Whitson.

CHAMELEON (THE LIVING INSTALLMENTS) is a co-production of the Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and New York Live Arts.

See links below for schedule and streaming details.

JAAMIL OLAWALE KOSOKO—CHAMELEON (THE LIVING INSTALLMENTS)

Wednesday, April 22.

From 8 am on the West Coast; 11 am East Coast.

Link to Kosoko’s recent podcast season of American Chameleon as well.

Jaamil Olawale Kosoko, from top: Chameleon: A Biomythography in performance, photograph by Sara Griffith; Chameleon: A Biomythography in performance, photograph by Michael Valiquette; Kosoko, photograph by Erik Carter; Chameleon: A Biomythography in performance, photograph by Griffith; Kosoko, photograph by Carter. Images courtesy and © the artist, the photographers, and EMPAC.