Thursday, April 9, 2009

The future of theater...

Here's a GREAT article/manifesto from Annie-B Parson and Paul Lazar, co-artistic directors of Big Dance Theater. Their show was (maybe not so coincidentally) the first dance performance i saw after coming to New York for college, and I still remember how interested and excited i was to see their show. I remember finally breathing a sigh of relief, realizing that there were minds MUCH more complex and advanced and avant garde than mine - relief that i was finally in a place where i could stop being the one person who made "wierd" dances, and instead get to work on all the learning that was ahead of me.

This spring (again, probably not so coincidentally) Big Dance Theater is choreographing the upcoming production of an Orestia, which is being presented by the Classic Stage Company, translation by my long-time word-wielding wonder-smith Anne Carson. Tickets expensive (although i just learned that there are side seats with a partially obscured view for only ("only") $15. Worth it? For these minds, i'm thinking yes.

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