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Any Size Mirror is a Dictator at Momenta Art

Panoply Performance Laboratory (PPL)

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August 26, 2014
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SEPTEMBER 5-OCTOBER 19, 2014

Any Size Mirror is a Dictator

MOMENTA ART

56 Bogart Street
Brooklyn, NY 11206
www.momentaart.org

 

A process-based opera created by Panoply Performance Laboratory and Drearysomebody.

 

**OPEN 3-9PM (come and go as you wish)**

THURSDAYS, FRIDAYS, SATURDAYS, SUNDAYS**

FREE and Open to the Public

 

WEEK 0 sept 5-7: ACCEPTABLE OBJECTIVES FOR ART

--Friday Sept 5th: Opening Party with lectures and roundtable

--Saturday and Sunday: 3pm-9pm lectures and previews

 

WEEK 1 sept 11-14: CONFUSE MEANS TO POUR TOGETHER
Open 3-9pm, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Dance-Opera performance

WEEK 2 sept 18-21: COGNIZING SELF
Open 3-9pm, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Dance-Opera performance

WEEK 3 sept 25-28: SIGNIFICANT FORCES OF FEELING
Open 3-9pm, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Dance-Opera performance

WEEK 4 oct 2-5: I AM ROOTING FOR HIM
Open 3-9pm, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Dance-Opera performance

WEEK 5 oct 9-12: WHY DO THERE NO MORE HAPPENSTANCE
Open 3-9pm, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Dance-Opera performance

WEEK 6 oct 16-19: AGENCY
Open 3-9pm, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Dance-Opera performance


CREATED BY:

Brian McCorkle (composer)
Esther Neff (librettist/director)
Lindsey Drury (choreographer)

PERFORMED BY: Jessica Bathurst, Lorene Bouboushian, Paige Fredlund, Matthew Gantt, Kaia Gilje, Rene Kladzyk, Thea Little, Sarah McSherry, Butch Merigoni, Ellen O'Meara, Matthew Stephen Smith and guest musicians each week.

Any Size Mirror is a Dictator is 156 hours of new music and text entwined with task-based choreography. Transposing ideation directly into performance as learning processes, decision-making procedures, and theory-to-form actualizations, Any Size Mirror is a Dictator is a structure about structures. The work is accompanied by a Book containing scores, systems, and notes.

The space is de-hierarchized; audiences are free to come and go and to roam the gallery over the course of each 6-hour performance. Two teams of performers work towards construction of each live performance. The first team, a “rehearsive” ensemble of musicians and performers, uses the opera Book, 41+ fragments and memorized choreographic tasks, text, and through-written music. The performance of this material is an object comprising many smaller objects and attempts to close itself aesthetically around nothing but itself, becoming “Totally Relational Art” in its dedicated attempts to “accurately reflect” auto poetic cultural components, including definably cause-and-effect (Totally Relational) relationships between bodies, objects, perceived contextual frames, and concepts as scores for best practices. The second team, a “recursive” cast, refracts the material of the first team's rehearsed opera through a lens of analysis, explication, and contextualization derived from their own enculturated methodologies.

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