DEMOCRACY NOW | I Was Looking at This Convention and Then I Saw the Sky

“If you’re serious about democracy, you can’t afford to stay home just because she might not align with you on every issue. You’ve got to get in the arena with her, because democracy isn’t a spectator sport. America isn’t about ‘yes he will.’ It’s about ‘yes WE can,'” Obama said. Read More

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DEADLINES | Network of Ensemble Theater seeks proposals for travel grants ranging from $300 to $2,000

Network of Ensemble Theaters (NET) links a diverse array of ensembles and practitioners to one another and the performing arts field, encouraging collaborations and knowledge building and dissemination. NET/TEN Travel Grants support activities to initiate new relationships or further develop existing relationships. Read More

CURATORIAL ESSAY | From the Edge: Performance Design in the Divided States of America

I would go so far to say that, after post-structuralism, communication is now the dominant force in design innovations. PQ provides designers with an international art-based platform where they can wrest back the current valorization of time-based performance modes, which visual artists have ruthlessly co-opted for their own ends Read More

Curatorial essay: Exhibiting a country on the edge, a U.S. approach to performance design

Vibrating within a new discipline that is up for grabs, From the Edge proposes one approach toward an American version of performance design. Future curatorial teams will really have to find the courage to contend with the challenge of displaying the U.S. anew in a competitive international environment. Read More