I’m going through many of my old video tapes. This one was undated but my best guess is 1995. My improvisational group, The Gametones (Pronounced Gamma Tones), performs at the Exit Art Gallery.
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ROBOHAMLET is a play about the extinction of the human race at the claws of their own creations, the Crylons, genetically modified crabs created to make a caviar substitute, whose incredible fecundity has overwhelmed their human creators. The last humans make a brave stand, and the only weapon that can stand between them an annihilation of humanity is the Robot, who carries the burden of human culture, recites Shakespeare, and feels ambivalent.
ROBOHAMLET is written by Pat Harper, who was House Manager of Theater for the New City from 1999 until 2006, and is not only a barbed commentary on humanity in general but also on off-off Broadway theater and its denizens.
Atomic Stone Age
A Theatrical Dance Performance.
Conceived and Directed by Corinna Vosse.
Choreography by Paul Bargetto
This was a performance on the Red Hook piers in May of 1997 at the Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition’s Annual Pier Show
It featured music by me and my pal Wrybread working samplers live. I edited this down from about 20 minutes of Hi-8 video from Chris Baxter. That’s East Village performance artist, Gecko, with the flaming nipples.
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My old friend NoÃ©mie Lafrance choreographed this video nominated for a Grammy Award for “Best Music Video of the Year.” I love it. This must have been so much fun to do.
“The Grammy’s are Sunday night in LA, Feb. 10 and will broadcast on CBS at 8pm EST/PST-
The video was directed by Patrick Daughters and produced by Geoff MClean at Revolver Films in Toronto. It was a pleasure to work with this amazing team on this unique “one take” video with 48 dancers. The video has been seen by more than 7 million on You Tube and continues to propagate a love for dance which i am very proud of!”
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Contemporary Opera Premiere Explores Biological Warfare,
Mind Control, and Famous 1950′s CIA Misdeed
Man: Biology of a Fall, a new full-length opera with music by Evan
Hause and a libretto by Gary Heidt, will have a four-performance
world premiere run on October 4, 5, 6 and 7 at Kumble Theater, the
new cutting-edge performance space of the Brooklyn Campus of Long
Island University (1 University Place, Brooklyn).
The opera, presented in chamber orchestra version and utilizing live
electronics, will feature a cast of 10 male singers, 2 female singers
and 2 actors. The opera stars Lyric Tenor Steven Ebel supported by a
large cast consisting of Darren LougÃ©e, San-ky Kim, Mark Peters,
David A. Gordon, Mary Ellen Assue, Raemond Martin, Jeffrey
Mandelbaum, C. David Morrow, John Schenkel, Kamala Sankaram, actors
Christopher Burris, Miriam Tabb and Yuval Boim. It will be directed
by Jyana S. Gregory with lighting design by Matthew Richards,
costumes by Jessica Ford, and sets by Rumiko Ishii. Conducted by the
The opera deals with Frank Olson (1910-1953) who was one of the first
American scientists to study biological weapons, such as anthrax, for
the Army. He also witnessed violent interrogation techniques used on
ex-Nazi POWs in post-war Europe, some ending in death. He observed
first-hand accounts of fighter pilots returning from the Korean War
who reported the use of biological weapons on enemy soldiers. He was
ultimately drugged with LSD and subjected to interrogation himself
when he began having reservations about his work. Then he went out a
hotel window in New York City. Suicide or murder? â€“ The opera is a
fictional account of the final mysterious days of his life.
This opera, Man: Biology of a Fall, is the third and final opera of
what composer and librettist call the “Defenestration Trilogy
(written between 2000 and 2007) of which two already-produced operas
are The Birth and Theft of Television concerning the suicide of F.M.
inventor Edwin Armstrong and Nightingale dealing with the last days
of James Forrestal, the first Secretary of Defense who went out a
hospital window under unknown circumstances. In reviewing the work,
Opera News called it â€œfresh and dramatic” and the Village Voice
called it “dramatic and haunting.”
Performances: Thursday, October 4, 7:30 PM, Friday, October 5, 7:30
PM, Saturday, October 6, 7:30 PM, Sunday, October 7, 3:00 PM at
Kumble Theater (1 University Place, Brooklyn). Tickets $35 & $25; $15
Students and Seniors. Kumble Theater Box Office: (718) 488-1624 or
www.KumbleTheater.org. Directions: 2/3/4/5 trains to Nevins Street; B/
M/Q/R trains to DeKalb Avenue; A/C trains to Hoyt-Schermerhorn; G to
Fulton; LIRR to Flatbush Terminal.
Conflux is the annual New York festival for contemporary psychogeography, the investigation of everyday urban life through emerging artistic, technological and social practice. At Conflux, visual and sound artists, writers, urban adventurers and the public gather for four days to explore their urban environment.
Lipbone Redding at Jules Bistro, St. Mark’s Place in the East Village, Manhattan.
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