The true power of the performing arts

The true power of the performing arts

November 13th, 2012 | Dance, Music, Performances, Talks, Theatre

Arts administrator and live-theater fan Ben Cameron looks at the state of the live performing arts — asking: How can the magic of live theater, live music, live dance compete with the always-on Internet? In his talk, he offers a bold look forward. Cameron says… Read More

Performance Year Zero

Performance Year Zero

October 26th, 2012 | Performances, Videos

Performance Year Zero is a series of works by contemporary artists exploring the language of performance as it is passed through one generation of artist to the next. Featured artists include Keren Cytter whose work explores the artifice of performance and its presentation of human… Read More

Shabda – India’s Video Archive for Performing Arts

Shabda – India’s Video Archive for Performing Arts

October 15th, 2012 | Dance, India, Music, Performances, Talks, Videos

Shabda is a project aimed at creating an online archive of the various aspects pertaining to the Indian Performing Arts. As performing artistes, we realized that a lot of valuable knowledge content on Indian performing arts is either unavailable or not in the proper form… Read More

Meta-Monumental Garage Sale at Museum of Modern Art

Meta-Monumental Garage Sale at Museum of Modern Art

October 12th, 2012 | Events, Installations, Museums, Performances

A garage sale as performance art? That’s what one artist will be staging at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Visitors will be able to rummage through and buy such classic garage sale items as used clothing, books, mementos and other bric-a-brac. The… Read More

Art of Change – New Directions from China

Art of Change – New Directions from China

A living, breathing exhibition which presents ground-breaking Chinese art that refuses to sit still at the Hayward Gallery in London. This is the first major exhibition to focus solely on contemporary installation and performance art from China. It presents large-scale installations and extraordinary live art… Read More

A new dawn for disability arts

A new dawn for disability arts

August 30th, 2012 | Events, Performances, Videos

In what must rank among the more metaphysical openings to a sporting event, Stephen Hawking kicked off the Paralympic Games in London last night by ruminating on the origins of the universe. “Ever since the dawn of civilization, people have craved for an understanding of… Read More

Art Shows for Pussy Riot in Moscow and New York

Art Shows for Pussy Riot in Moscow and New York

August 29th, 2012 | Performances, Politics, Russia, Shows, Women

“The Russian performance artists and punk activists known as Pussy Riot, three of whom were sentenced to prison in Moscow this month, continue to garner international support, most recently from the art world,” reports Arts Beat from New York. “On Sept. 10, the group will… Read More

Artist Explores Ocean in a Wheelchair

Artist Explores Ocean in a Wheelchair

August 29th, 2012 | Featured, Film, Performances, Videos

How great is this? ‘Creating the Spectacle!’ is a ground breaking series of live art and film events that record an underwater wheelchair as it flies through the water with its human occupant. Check out artist Sue Austin from the UK who can see the… Read More

What if Google Maps went live…

What if Google Maps went live…

August 29th, 2012 | Netherlands, Performances, Public Art, Videos

“What if Google Maps went live…” offers an invitation to reclaim an redefine public space as performative space; a space where people meet, share experiences and ‘act their way’ Recorded on the former Philips industrial site Strijp S in Eindhoven during flux/S SQUARE ONE, the… Read More

Canadian Arts Groups Camp Out

Canadian Arts Groups Camp Out

August 21st, 2012 | Canada, Performances, Theatre

“Founded in a surge of national cultural enthusiasm that began in the 1950s and 1960s and peaked in the 1970s, Canadian performance groups are often housed in heritage buildings that were repurposed for their use in the 1970s and 1980s. Apart from new roofs, wheelchair… Read More

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