When the egg finally stood, it was a magical feeling. As if lightness had suddenly lifted all its weight upwards into the sky. I had been holding it with such gentle guidance for so long, wondering what tiny molecular balance it would take to reach equilibrium, and finally I pulled my fingers away as quickly as possible when it happened. I felt the watery weight catch gravity on every side of its shell.
On the wooden block, it was first a process of lifting, just…Continue
Added by Zavé Martohardjono on November 29, 2012 at 4:00pm — No Comments
THE EMBODIED SHAME POLE
I have found that I am unsatisfied with my artistic endeavors when they are not relevant to…Continue
I was impressed by the multiple approaches the artists took to the question Ximena posed Wednesday. I was speaking with a friend who observed some of the afternoon, choreographer Elke Rindfleisch, and we marveled at how broad a topic this could be (as was reflected in my convoluted rambling presenting my thoughts!).
I’ll attempt here to lay some of those thoughts out more clearly. Although, one of the changes I see for the future body is potentially greater acceptance of…Continue
Added by Rachel Cohen on November 25, 2012 at 3:00am — No Comments
What is pedestrian? “Pedestrian” is a societal construct. It is human action and behavior as sifted through a societal sieve. These become evolutionary habits and norms – all conceived through the development and advancement of civilization. Each socialized human body is a civilization. We are born animals. Our bodies, souls, temperaments are sifted through the societal sieve. All excess sensation and awareness – unnecessary for survival in “civilized” society – falls away. We are…Continue
Added by Tara Fenamore on November 23, 2012 at 5:30pm — No Comments
Difference in describing and becoming (a scent etc.).
Internal vs. external impulse.
"dance is not movement".
Keep body as passive matter, but have desire. This contradiction creates a dance, because
desire always has a direction. How do you transform the image you have into your body? -This is your work.
Slow motion vs. movement that is slow as a result.
-don't remove yourself from the reality, stay awake.
With emotions body goes…Continue
Added by Eija Ranta on November 23, 2012 at 5:30pm — No Comments
Mason Chambers King (A.K.A. Macy Rodman) is an artist who lives in Bushwick. His first EP, BUGZ, was released on October 31st and is available for free download on his soundcloud.
Added by Harry James Hanson on November 23, 2012 at 4:00pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Marissa Leah on November 21, 2012 at 1:00am — No Comments
I was really excited about Kota's footwork-shapeshifting exercise. For a past performance, I worked in a similar way, but doing it in the context of the workshop clarified some things for me. I had been exploring what I thought of as popping and locking with characters, listening to a lot of hip-hop and trying to combine the dancing style with the aliases, reoccurring slang, and collage of samples and breakbeats of the songs. In the same way that a b-boy/girl's arm comes out of nowhere and…Continue
Added by Hock Trill on November 7, 2012 at 8:30pm — No Comments
Annabelle Piery and Yoann Rollo, Photo by Raul Zbengheci
“Too long, too much time staring at glowing rectangles, faces dissolve into each other and the city eats itself, fucks itself into oblivion. Sitting in a chair with an…Continue
Added by Raul Zbengheci on October 31, 2012 at 2:00pm — No Comments
Hands to floor, feet to wall, legs astride two others. I ascended the stairs to reach The Alchemical, a performance, screening, and rehearsal theater bordering the West Village and Chelsea, and was greeted with a soft and familiar floral scent; incense alight. Upon entering, I stepped into a white staging space without borders, save for the four walls of the room. It was the…Continue
Added by Kinshasa Peterson on October 23, 2012 at 1:30pm — No Comments
It began with instant attraction. Dancer and choreographer Yana Schnitzler had worn a bracelet with a magnetic clasp when dining at a restaurant. While reaching towards the table, a fork became attached to her bracelet, dangling from her wrist. That event provided inspiration for her to explore the effects of magnetism on the human body and,…Continue
Added by Kinshasa Peterson on October 20, 2012 at 1:30pm — No Comments
Photos and text by Harry James Hanson
I walked into Lucky Cheng's in the East Village expecting to meet some fabulous…Continue
Added by Harry James Hanson on October 13, 2012 at 10:30pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Marissa Leah on October 13, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments
Video and Music by Tunde Adebimpe and Ohal Grietzer Commissioned by BAM for the Crossing Brooklyn Ferry Festival 2012
Added by Ohal Grietzer on October 9, 2012 at 2:30pm — No Comments
In A Guide to Kinship and and Maybe Magic, boundaries between blood sisters are explored in silent film. A group of women, Sarah, Isabel, and Ligia Lewis – three of the four siblings Lewis – occupy a multi level home with an outdoor patio. …Continue
Added by Kinshasa Peterson on October 8, 2012 at 4:30pm — No Comments
To accept the notion of "becoming" as central involves both a tearing down and a freeing up to build. On the one hand, we have to watch certain notions that we like very much, formerly steady and eternal, sink and crumble into steaming, swirling murk. Some of these are pretty important navigational maps.
But then so on the other hand, as those maps disappear, the world behind them eventually (after some blind scrabbling around) starts to come into focus on its own terms.…Continue
Added by Hock Trill on October 8, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments
We are constantly becoming. Inside each new day, we are changing and evolving. Physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually, if we allow ourselves, we change all the time. That being said, however, why does that happen? Why are we not static beings? Also, how does it happen? Can we stop it? I suspect we can't, but the mind is a powerful thing capable of leading us to believe anything -- especially if we are motivated (e.g. by fear, by instinct, by others, etc.).
Added by Kevin Fay on October 3, 2012 at 2:30pm — No Comments
A tipping point is a sensitive, delicate place. In most cases, I believe it is a place where change/evolution begins/ends.
Added by Kevin Fay on October 3, 2012 at 2:30pm — No Comments
absorbing from the surrounding, forming in to reflection of it,
transforming in to new and different yet the same.
slowmoving, deformed. time stops.
shapeless. birth. identityless.
reaching a shape, moment of stillness and suddenly dissolving again. disappearing.
Added by Eija Ranta on October 1, 2012 at 3:30pm — No Comments
A process… it signifies an eventual change. There is movement and evolution: a flowing current of electricity. Even in supposed stillness, there is movement: a humming, buzzing, vibrating energy. Energy that is active. Energy that is latent. It lies hidden, dormant within the organism. Fighting, struggling against the cocoon of the flesh. Propels us towards the next stage of existence: towards annihilation, towards realization.
To become something other than what you already…Continue
Added by Andrea Jones on September 26, 2012 at 9:00pm — No Comments