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Temporary Distortion Available NOW at OntheBoards.tv Mar 5, 2012

Did you miss Temporary Distortion when they were here at OtB last November?  Want to re-watch the amazing performance The Stranger called "...seamless and gorgeous..."?  Well you are in luck!  Newyorkland is available now to stream or download at OntheBoards.tv.

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Make Believe Speaks for Itself Actually, It Enunciates Mar 2, 2012

The Portland dance ensembler tEEth's Make Believe  is that rare performance that speaks for itself (actually, it enunciates), and should be experienced rather than read about.That being said, I've been asked to write about it, so I'll be brief.

Make Believe is one of those performances that periodically appears in a hostile, conformist environment—like a UFO landing—that causes viewers and critics to ponder the place of the theatre, or, how performance operate on spectators.

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I understand? Mar 2, 2012

 

The yearning to be understood.

 

Swimming, entangled and adrift in a chaos of meaningless conversation. Words that say something but are nothing...that only add to the muck of hyperbole. The sensation of speaking, of being heard, of passing vital information gleaned from your soul, your being...what was it you said?

 

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Choking On An Amplifier Mar 2, 2012

The protagonist of Make/Believe is the Dance, of which the four bodies in space are manifestations, and the central event in this protagonist's journey is when (s)he is raped by a friend. I know this is the pivotal scene, and that this is what happens, because it is the only moment in which the dialogue is intelligible.

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fEEding the Feedback Mar 2, 2012

The conceptual line between audience and performers dissolves for me at the beginning of tEEth’s Make/Believe, the moment the performers crawl towards the audience through the thin line of light bisecting them like a CAT scan. Throughout the piece, the performers humble themselves in a way that makes my mind osmosize into the stage-space and forget that I’m “watching a performance.” 

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Tell Us What You Thought about tEEth! Mar 1, 2012

How did you feel about the show? We would love to hear your thoughts on the performance by this Portland dance company!

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The Motavational Videos of Michelle Ellsworth Mar 1, 2012

One of Michelle Ellsworth's video art projects is the Motavational Video Archive. In this she has created a range of motivational talks on everything from recovering from a bad conversation to going to yoga. The whole archive is worth perusing, but here's one on how to deal with calling in sick to work:

 

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Sneak Peek: Details of Phone Homer pt 2 Mar 1, 2012

Here's another sneak peek at the Clytemnestra internet that Michelle Ellsowrth is creating for Phone Homer. Read more about what she's up with these ads!

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