Performance art is happening all around us. Engage your life with this art by attending some of this month’s performances as part of the Brooklyn International Performance Art Festival. This is a non-corporate, totally DIY, one time festival, which does not run any concurrent events, so you may actually catch them all. Most of the presentations are free or by donation.
Category: Performance Art
This savvy bunch of at once traditional and totally unconventional writers and performers will inhabit the Standard ToyKraft space in Williamsburg through May 18 with their latest production.
Thanks to all the French intellectuals roaming around Brooklyn these days, the Walls & Bridges series delivered to our door many talented young francophones including the cast of the musical Please Kill Me, based on the popular book, an oral history of punk. Read our review and watch video of this one time exclusive performance.
Jester’s Dead re-imagines the classic 80s flick, Top Gun, in a theatrical parody packed with swordfights, songs, and text from every play in Shakespeare’s canon. In this adrenaline-fueled mashup, we’re going straight to the danger zone.
The best thing about Conni’s Avant Garde Restaurant is that it is a good idea that was kept alive through dedication, aspiration and motivation. Its storyline and classic rock inspired song numbers are beautifully tongue in cheek, reek of irony, and rolled in delight.
A little birdie recently put it in our ear that a new theater would be opening in the Columbia Waterfront district. But it’s not just any old theater.
If you remember the good old days of Manhattan Neighborhood Network’s (MNN) public access television extravaganza, then you might remember seeing one Diane Dwyer, DIY circus performer and local artist, whose 1994 lo-fi video production of her very own circus hit the airwaves before YouTube was even a twinkle in our eyes. These days her program, Diane’s Circus, is on it’s way to making a comeback – digitally.
Our November guest contributor Shelly Oria is also a playwright, and has contributed this excerpt of her original work, Emma’s Undoing. Meet Sergey, Emma and Barco, and their Russian humor.
At the Forgetters show last Thursday, Blake Schwarzenbach and bandmates ex-Against Me! drummer Kevin Mahon and bassist Caroline Paquita from Bitchin’ played a solid show at the Bell House, punctuated by short and sweet Hamlet riffs. Watch the video here.
I was previously unaware of The Bushwick Starr when I attended The Target Margin Theater’s 2010 Laboratory, The Unknown Williams, a couple of weeks ago, and happily got my fix.