Marissa Leah's Writing (5)

PERCEPTION // Julie Mayo and Lorene Bouboushian in Brink Performance Series at Dixon Place

Brink, photo courtesy Lorene Bouboushian and Laura Bartczak.

 

I would feel remiss were I not to offer a PSA in service of Dixon Place--a delightful space founded by Ellie Coven, now occupying a small albeit noteworthy segment of the Lower East Side. One enters through an old door which opens without the expected wooden heft or squeak of hinges. If the floorboards don't creak in reality, my memory has assigned the…

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Added by Marissa Leah on April 22, 2014 at 3:00pm — No Comments

ESSAY // The State of Art: Culture and Performance Art in the Contemporary Context, Part II

"Fluids," 1967, Allan Kaprow.
Art knows its task is immense, and can easily pander to sensationalism, often with immense prioritization of shock value. There is certainly a difference between shock to the order of a perceptual shift to afford an illumination to which one might otherwise be blind, and conversely, shock for the…
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Added by Marissa Leah on February 19, 2013 at 6:00pm — No Comments

ESSAY // The State of Art: Culture and Performance Art in the Contemporary Context, Part I

"I Like America and America Likes Me," 1974, Joseph Beuys, Coyote.

 

 

Introduction to two-part essay:

 

There is no President of…

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Added by Marissa Leah on January 29, 2013 at 4:30pm — No Comments

PERCEPTION: Dance // New York Live Arts Presents The Barnard Project

POND photo courtesy Ian Douglas.

The four pieces presented at New York Live Arts November 15 – 17 represent a fair parcel of the spectrum expected from a performance event birthed from the combined efforts of students of an interdisciplinary program (in this case, Dance and related humanities). Choreographed by students of…

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Added by Marissa Leah on November 21, 2012 at 1:00am — No Comments

PERCEPTION: Brian Rogers // Hot Box

Photo courtesy Paula Court.

The Chocolate Factory Theater

September 13 –15 & 17 – 22, 2012

As I queued for the performance, a gaggle of pre-adolescent boys flailed down the sidewalk proclaiming, "Oh, a chocolate factory!" "I want chocolate!" The amiable gentleman behind me, last in line, chucked and said, "Sorry…

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Added by Marissa Leah on October 13, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments

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