By Laure Fernandez
By Adam Kleinman
The stage is set, the lights flash, and the foley art sounds. You wait, because you’re lazy, yet this is where you’ll find satisfaction. But first, may I ask you some questions?
By Linda Mai Green
By Grant Klarich Johnson
By Amira Gad
By Cristiane Bouger
By Noé Soulier
Noé Soulier’s new performance draws together seemingly disparate thoughts, arguments and lines of reasoning from various modes of understanding the world as movements. From cognitive science to his memories of classical ballet technique classes, Soulier employs musical structures and patterns—such as choruses and verses—to structure this material into a lecture-performance. In doing so, Soulier exposes the mechanics of movements by revealing the combination of thoughts that produced them. Guided by the graceful dancer, the audience is presented with both a physical and mental choreography in this “dance of ideas.” Noé Soulier’s Idéographie is a Performa Project and premieres on November 7 at Danspace Project. Here, the artist describes this new piece:
Pierce Jackson, Ecks, Ecks, Ecks, 2013. Film still.
Performa and Interview magazine launch the commissioned film Ecks, Ecks, Ecks by director Pierce Jackson. Performa 13 Commission artist Ryan McNamara’s performance for Performa 09, Ecks Ecks Ecks — AKA —Sacred Band of Thebes —AKA — In Memory of Robert Isabell — AKA — Any Fag Could Do That, is re-imagined and recreated specifically for film. Offering an intimate glance of McNamara’s live performance, which is based on a historical fourth-century Greek army battle, Ecks, Ecks, Ecks serves as an original trailer for McNamara’s forthcoming work for Performa 13, MEƎM: A STORY BALLET ABOUT THE INTERNET, which will premiere on November 8 at the Connelly Theater.