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When Bieber Is Your Mirror

by Claire Voon on January 28, 2016

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In a 2011 commercial for his fragrance “Someday,” Justin Bieber — then just 17-years-old — flies across sun-streaked heavens, a recently spritzed blond beauty in his arms.

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Post image for Into the Heart of Darkness: Final Week of the Annual APAP Performance Festivals in New York

The whirlwind of performances accompanying the annual convention of the Association of Performing Arts Presenters in New York has come to a close, with PS122’s COIL, the Public Theater’s Under the Radar, HERE’s Prototype, Abrons Arts Center’s American Realness and other festivals wrapping up last Sunday.

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Post image for Foucault Dancing and Future Tragedy: The APAP Performance Festivals in New York

APAP/NYC, the annual conference of the Association of Performing Arts Presenters, has hit town. PS122’s COIL, the Public Theater’s Under the Radar, HERE’s Prototype, Abrons Arts Center’s American Realness and other festivals all over the city aim to lure bookings for shows by presenting work around the time of the conference.

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Bertolt Brecht is rolling in his grave right now — but only to better see the provocative theater happening at The Public.

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Post image for Hearing a Poignant Eulogy in David Bowie’s First Musical

The musical Lazarus, currently nearing the end of a sold-out run at the New York Theatre Workshop, is the closest we’ll get to a final David Bowie performance.

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The opera Angel’s Bone, having its world premiere at the Prototype festival, opens with a married woman fantasizing about telling her husband that she doesn’t love him.

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Post image for Performa 15: Rewarding Musical Turns, and Unused Real Estate

In the final phase of Performa 15, which ended on November 22, a couple of performances turned profitably to music, creating synergies with standardized hand gestures in one case and the dynamics of theater lighting in the other.

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In Uganda, a Performance Artist Confronts Her Privilege

by Abe Ahn on November 25, 2015

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LOS ANGELES — Tired of being an internet activist, performance artist Kristina Wong left behind the comfortable safety of her armchair and computer to set out for three weeks in northern Uganda.

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Dancing Around the Issue of Surveillance

by Allison Meier on November 23, 2015

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Audiences entering the black box space of BAM Fisher in Brooklyn for More up a Tree found a transparent room containing a man sprawled on his back, and a woman nervously pacing.

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Post image for Performa 15: Diversity, Latex Fetish Wear, and Puppets (Plus the Renaissance)

Performa 15, the New York performance biennial, in this edition looks to the Renaissance as its “historical research anchor,” as the festival’s promotional materials put it, though in practice, the historical tie is often so vague as to be meaningless.

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