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Number of results found for "Richard Schechner" : 11
Alt Title(s): RasaBoxes demonstration, ECA benefit (December 2004): RasaBoxes demonstration, ECA benefit: Rasa (Dec. 2004), Rasa (Dec. 2004)
Location: Held at the Tisch School of the Arts, New York University, New York City, in December 2004.
Synopsis: The video tape begins with people arriving and mingling during a reception held in the Dean's Conference room at the Tisch School of the Arts, New York University. Thirty to 50 people gather and talk in small groups while the camera moves among them, recording parts of their conversations. Michele Minnick, a member of the ECA, is host for the event. Soon, people find chairs arranged around a larg...
Alt Title(s): RasaBoxes workshop (New York University 2003), NYU RasaBoxes workshop 2003
Location: Held at the Tisch School of the Arts, New York University, New York City, in 2003.
Synopsis: This performer-training workshop features the rasaboxes exercise devised by Richard Schechner. Michele Minnick and Paula Murray Cole lead the workshop in a yoga warmup, intensive breathing and vocal exercises, slow-motion and other exercises invented or adapted by Schechner, and finally the rasaboxes. Taken as a whole, the workshop is an exploration of psycho-physical embodiments connecting the p...
Alt Title(s): Performance Group presents Dionysus in 69, D69, Doinysus in 69
Location: Theater production performed at the Performing Garage, New York City, in 1967-1968; Film released on March 22, 1970.
Synopsis: 'Dionysus in 69' is the first performance of The Performance Group that emerged in 1968 from a workshop led by Richard Schechner in November 1967 shortly after he arrived from Tulane University to teach at NYU. 'D69' was the first environmental theater production shown at the Performing Garage, the long-time home of TPG and later, the Wooster Group that emerged in 1980 from TPG. A free-wheeling a...
Location: Performed at La MaMa Annex, New York City, in February 2005.
Synopsis: 'YokastaS Redux' portrays the mother of Oedipus at four different stages of her life, played by four different actresses. Breaking Yokasta into multiple characters enabled Schechner and Stanescu to reconfigure the story as a plural narrative of conflicting desires and life experiences. The multi-faceted work combines irony, tragedy, humor, sexuality, murder, and pop culture. Yoyo, a prepubescent ...
Alt Title(s): Gastronome
Location: Performed at Riverside Church, New York City, in 1994.
Synopsis: Richard Schechner's East Coast Artists bring this foundational Western myth forward to the end of the 20th century with Faust as a cook-alchemist. Food preparation and consumption is the ruling metaphor for the destructive appetites of Western expansion culminating in both the Nazi crime of genocide and the post-industrial excesses of globalization and genetic manipulation. Schechner and his coll...
Alt Title(s): YokastaS
Location: Performed as part of the Spectacles of Religiosities Seminar, Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics, New York University, July 5-12, 2003.
Synopsis: Video documentation of East Coast Artists' performance 'YokastaS', presented as a part of the 4th Encuentro of the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics, celebrated in July of 2003 in New York City, United States under the title 'Spectacles of Religiosities'. 'YokastaS', a play written by Saviana Stanescu and Richard Schechner and directed by Schechner explores the central figure of Y...
Location: Theater production performed and recorded at the Performing Garage, New York City, in 1973; Film copyrighted in 1974 as part of the Whitney Museum New American Filmmakers Series, in New York City.
Synopsis: This film documents and to some degree rearranges the scenes of TPG's production. In 'The Tooth of Crime' Shepard draws on popular/mythic figures and motifs of the American imaginary such as the cowboy, the rock star, the girl friend, the disc-jockey, and the drifter-outsider. The language of the play is rhythmic with a richness of alliteration and syncopation that The Performance Group actors fu...
Location: Performed at the Performing Garage, New York City, on July 3, 1999.
Synopsis: For this East Coast Artists production, Schechner largely used the 1603 First Quarto and character names derived from earlier source texts. Schechner proposes a collision of 21st century American popular culture, Elizabethan poetry, and a medieval Danish story. Using contemporary U.S. idiomatic expressions, ballroom dancing, and pop icons such as Marilyn Monroe (Gertred) and Shirley Temple (Ofeli...
Location: Performed at La MaMa Annex, New York City, in January 1997.
Synopsis: Rather than lock Chekhov's 'Three Sisters' into its own or any other single period, the production moves through time. The first act, performed realistically, takes place in 1901 in a provincial Russian town. The action centers around the 22nd birthday party of Irina, the youngest sister and the arrival in town of the handsome officer, Colonel Vershinin. The second act is staged in biomechanical ...
Alt Title(s): Beth Lopes
Location: Recorded in San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico, on August 12, 2011.
Synopsis: Interview with Beth Lopes, conducted by Marcos Steuernagel, Special Collections Fellow at the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics. This interview is a part of a series curated by the Hemispheric Institute, articulated around the question 'What is Performance Studies?' The series aims to provide a multifaceted approach to the often difficult task of defining the coordinates of both a...
Location: Performed at the Contemporary Legend Theatre, Da-An Forest Park, Taipei, Taiwan, in October 1995.
Synopsis: All three plays of 'The Oresteia' in one 3-hour performance were staged in a converted bandshell in the Da'An Forest Park at the center of Taipei. The bandshell was completely made over into a circular orchestra and skene. More than 2,500 spectators sat on the hillside. Some of the action took place among them - for example, Agamemnon makes his triumphal entry after the victory at Troy by being p...