Sunday, September 27, 2009

New Rehearsal Videos...

We're Moving!

Hey all, i know there's been a general lack of posting recently, but fear not! We're about to hit hard and in a big way.

Over the last month or so, I've been working with Emily, our resident web genius to design, build, and refine the NEW Urgent Artist blog. That's right! We're Moving!

Blogger's been great to us, but we thought that it was time to move on over to wordpress, and start crafting a site that's a little more organized and user friendly, a little cleaner and sexier, and a packs a whole lot more usability an resources. If you want, you can read more about some of the new features that we'll be including in this previous post.

We'll keep you informed about the move as we set a date and get things finalized, but for now, we'll be posting in a limited capacity (mostly just rehearsal videos) so that we can be ready to switch as soon as possible!

Thanks for understanding, and we'll see you back at full force in the very near future...

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Monday, September 7, 2009

In the meantime...

So i've been trying for a good four days now to write something concise about the piece i mentioned below. Having a really hard time with it becuase i want to convey how glad i am for this new discussion, while at the same time pointing out a few massive flaws in it. Also, i'm in Wyoming. Today i saw a grizzly bear. And a sulfurous spring with the same acidity as battery acid. It was cool.

In the meantime, here's this:

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Is this progress?

Have you seen this yet? (A big thank you to miss Atwell for bringing it to my attention!)

It's the first letter from the new "collective arts think tank" (or
CATT) - a group of funders and presenters (Jennifer Wright Cook of The Field, Vallejo Gantner of Performance Space 122, Aaron Landsman of Thinaar and Elevator Repair Service, Sheila Lewandowski of The Chocolate Factory, Carla Peterson of Dance Theater Workshop, Brian Rogers of The Chocolate Factory, and Morgan von Prelle Pecelli of The Lost Notebook and Performance Space 122) who are convening to discuss the state of the field and offer suggestions for advancement and progress.

I think it offers some really interesting suggestions, though i find some of it slightly problematic. Take a read and let it mull over a bit in your head. I’m on a tight schedule of budgets and video editing this morning, but i’ll post my reactions after i’ve gotten through that mess. There’s already a strong dialogue forming around it, so feel free to leave your impressions here and/or on their blog (just remember to post a link here if you do!)

More to come.

(Happy September!)