Ben Spatz
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  • Brooklyn, NY
  • United States
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  • Jeremy Goren
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Website
http://www.urbanresearchtheater.com
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Invididual
About:
Ben Spatz is Artistic Director of Urban Research Theater in New York City. His solo performance RITE OF THE BUTCHER (Cave Soak Festival, 2012; United Solo Festival, 2011) explores themes of power and violence through a unique synthesis of poetry, martial dance, and folk songs in an invented language. With Maximilian Balduzzi, Ben created and performed in PLAYWAR (Abrons Arts Center, 2012; Movement Research Festival, 2010) and THEATRICALE (Lincoln Center Rubenstein Atrium, 2011). Ben has taught and led workshops for Theaterlab, Culture Push, Yale University, and the City University of New York, where he is an advanced doctoral candidate writing on embodiment, gender, and social practice. He has been a resident artist at Cave Arts and Movement Research and his writing has been published in both academic and artistic journals.
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Dancer, Actor, Musician, Performance Artist, Director, Critic, Writer, scholar
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Video Work Samples

RITE OF THE BUTCHER

Movement Research at Judson Church, 2011

Created and performed by Ben Spatz

PLAYWAR (excerpts)

Abrons Arts Center, 2012

Created and performed by Maximilian Balduzzi and Ben Spatz

Ben Spatz's Writing

PROCESS // Massimiliano Balduzzi: Physical Training for Performers (Video #6)

Posted on August 25, 2013 at 11:00am 0 Comments

 

VIDEO #6: "Open Work"

 

VIDEO #6: "Open Work" with audio commentary

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PROCESS // Massimiliano Balduzzi: Physical Training for Performers (Video #5)

Posted on August 11, 2013 at 11:00am 0 Comments

 

VIDEO #5: "Isolations/Impulses"

 

This is the fifth of six new video documents of Massimiliano Balduzzi's solo physical training for performers. These videos document a research in solo physical training developed by Massimiliano Balduzzi…

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PROCESS // Massimiliano Balduzzi: Physical Training for Performers (Video #4)

Posted on July 28, 2013 at 11:00am 0 Comments

 

VIDEO #4: "Floor Work"

 

This is the fourth of six new video documents of Massimiliano Balduzzi's solo physical training for performers. These videos document a research in solo physical training developed by Massimiliano Balduzzi over…

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PROCESS // Massimiliano Balduzzi: Physical Training for Performers (Video #1)

Posted on July 20, 2013 at 1:00pm 0 Comments

VIDEO #1: "First Sequence"

Over the next three months, I will be posting six video documents of Massimiliano Balduzzi's solo physical training for performers. These videos document a research in solo physical training…

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At 12:29pm on October 7, 2012, Maureen Momo Freehill~ Butopia said…

hi ben! thanks for friend request and for a lively experience on friday night. hope to meet you in the time based world again soon. be well & dance freely, momo

At 1:28pm on October 5, 2012,
LEIMAY Ensemble & Guest Colaborators
Stephanie Lanckton
said…

figured it out..

At 1:27pm on October 5, 2012,
LEIMAY Ensemble & Guest Colaborators
Stephanie Lanckton
said…

Hi Ben!

The excerpts you posted on here are wonderful.. Trying to invite you to be a friend but am confused how to navigate on here. Hope you are well! Steph

At 10:27pm on January 15, 2011,
Team Member
LEIMAY
said…

Hi Ben,

We suggest to list your call for collaborators under the "seeking collaborators" forum.

a href="http://nexus.cavearts.org/forum/categories/seeking-collaborators/listForCategory>">http://nexus.cavearts.org/forum/categories/seeking-collaborators/listForCategory>;

Best,

CAVEnexus Admin

At 11:59am on October 7, 2010, LEIMAY said…
Hi Ben,

Thank you for joining CAVE Nexus and Welcome!
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- Add a profile and upload your images, videos and music.
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