performance

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As a New York gravedigger once succinctly put it to me: “We all have dead.” No person is isolated from loss.

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The thunderstorm in the third act of Shakespeare’s King Lear will rumble ominously in the Bristol Old Vic’s production of the play this summer thanks to 18th-century sound effects.

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Post image for Resuscitating a 1960s Mural Buried in a Scottish Mountain

It’s called the Hollow Mountain, the granite peak of Scotland’s Ben Cruachan, since an incredible cave lies a kilometer below.

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Museums

Playing with Time on a Gilded Age Piano

by Allison Meier on February 12, 2016

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George A. Schastey had one of the most popular design firms among New York City’s Gilded Age elite, but now his work is barely known.

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Post image for Among Intimates at New York’s Queer Experimental Film Festival

When I arrived early on opening night of this year’s MIX NYC festival at a former manufacturing space in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, I heard a rumor that there used to be a panty factory there.

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Post image for A Dance About Capitalism Falls Prey to Its Machinations

Early in koosil-ja’s new show I Am Capitalism, which ran at The Kitchen last week, she spoke through recorded voice-overs of a desire to acquire dances.

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Post image for Between Now and Nowhere: A Performance Dissects Reality

GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. — In an age where our attention often frays and never lingers, it is rare to find something that holds it unwaveringly for 60 minutes.

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Essays

Reading Years for On Kawara

by Jillian Steinhauer on April 16, 2015

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I have passed through 700 years in a single hour.

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Post image for Brooklyn’s Own Briar Patch: A Funk Opera Takes On Gentrification

Gentrification has been the subject of countless plays and performances in New York, but the number of productions taking it on seems to have increased dramatically in recent years.

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Post image for Broadcast Muse: Liz Magic Laser’s Bystander

The script for “Bystander,” Liz Magic Laser’s performance at The Kitchen, consists principally of two types of statements about current events — the personal and the reportorial.

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