Culture: May 2008 Archives


Elliott Lynch and Sara Shaylie. Photo by Usry Alleyne

I'm doing a little writing about the Movement Research Festival going on right now on their Critical Correspondence site. I wrote about the appearance at Catch 30 of my new favorite dance / theater artist working in Minneapolis: Elliott Durko Lynch.

Check it out.

The photo above is of a performance in Minneapolis from the amazing website. He has a YouTube channel too.

Two recommended benefits are coming up:

  • This Monday May 12 you should join us for The Civilians' benefit titled "Paris Commune II Communards in the South Pacific."
  • One of the best visual arts benefits in NYC is the annual raffle from Momenta Art, which happens this year at White Columns on May 21st. If you don't believe me, check out Edward Winkleman's post.


Elevator Repair Service in "The Sound And The Fury"

James and I have been busy attending music and theater performances. Here are some recommendations:

  • The New Georges (see earlier posts) present "Stretch", described as a fantasia about the final days of Rose Mary Woods, Richard Nixon's loyal secretary. You even get a live score for violin, trumpet, bass and IBM Selectric typewriter. Use code BLAST here for $16 tickets through May 14.
  • The Elevator Repair Service, one of the greatest theater companies I know, are presenting "The Sound And The Fury" at New York Theater Workshop. Brave the evil Telecharge's "Broadway Offers" site here to get $20 tickets for Memorial Day Weekend. Anything starring Susie Sokol cannot be missed.
  • There are still tickets left for Gotham Chamber Opera's "Ariadne Unhinged" this weekend, with music of Monteverdi, Haydn, and Schoenberg, production and choreography by Karole Armitage, and design by the artist Vera Lutter. We're going tonight.

On the subject of Off and Off-Off Broadway, check out The Playgoer on Christopher Isherwood's stupid attack on Off-Off, as if it's some kind of community theater. See, my visual arts readers? It's not only the visual arts that get this kind of random stupid articles from The New York Times. Do not miss the comments, especially that from sbs about the difficult relationship between Equity creative theater companies doing the best work in NYC including Elevator Repair Service and Target Margin.

[photo from the Elevator Repair Service website]

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