CORE THEORETICAL PROJECTS ANNOUNCED

01/29/2013

We are pleased to announce the four theory performances that will provide the core of Theorems, Proofs, Rebuttals, and Propositions: A Conference of Theoretical Theater. These four performances will be the basis of all further formal and informal responses, talks, and panels within the conference. The four projects were chosen from a large number of proposals, and we are looking forward to some very interesting provocations.

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Mike Taylor (USA) will present IDEA MACHINE: Experiments in Theatre Techniques for Audience Transformation, a work reflecting on the conditions of theater itself, and focusing on instances of compression and transformation.

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Reality Research Center (FINLAND) will perform MYSTERIES OF LOVE, a monumental performance series in the form of an esoteric school in which repeated lessons on eros guide the pupil toward an experience of absolute beauty.

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Amapola Prada (PERU) will show REVOLUTION, a piece that posits methods for relating ideologic structures to the body via the artist’s own pessimism.

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Finally, Kikuko Tanaka (JAPAN/USA) will present POULTRY PARADISE AND ITS DISCONTENTS to investigate the constructed nature of revolt/resistance, intertwining sexuality, and artistic production.

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The conference will take place in September 6-14th, 2013 in New York City. Schedule is coming soon.

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