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Venice Saved



A performance piece that takes theater as its topic. Truly interactive theater (ugh). Performance as education. A performance about the nature of performance (ugh). Potential topics include: theater,performance art, torture, outsourcing, anorexia, Israel, Palestine, Blackwater, the TCG, Charismatic Leadership, the Shock Doctrine, theater vs. performance, the exhibition as school, theanyspacewhatever, learning vs. “learning,” talking vs. “talking”, performing vs. acting, democracy vs. Authenticity. Totally Bitchen. Simone Weil (100 years). Seminar format. Participatory. On the 100th anniversary of Simone Weil’s birth, CiNE takes the philosopher’s unfinished play and asks American Theater, “What were you thinking?”

Adaptor: Gordon Dahlquist. Performers: Jeff Biehl, James Hannaham, Jon Krupp, Gideon Lewis-Kraus, Christianna Nelson, Colleen Werthmann, and David Levine.

David Levine’s work fuses performance, theater, and visual art. His performance work has appeared in Europe and the USA at Documenta XII, Galerie Magnus Muller (Berlin), Gavin Brown@Passerby (New York), HAU2 (Berlin), and Galerie Feinkost Berlin), Prelude ’07, as well as appearing in Cabinet Magazine, the New York Times, Art Review, BOMB Theater, and Theater der Zeit. He is the recipient of a Kulturstiftung Des Bundes grant for BAUERNTHEATER, and a NYFA award for Cross- Disciplinary/Performative work. He lives in New York and Berlin, where he is the Director of
Performing Arts at the European College of Liberal Arts.

CiNE is an interdisciplinary collective dedicated to examining the conditions of spectacle and spectatorship across a range of media. Previous initiatives include BABYLON IS EVERYWHERE; RE-PUBLIC (design portfolio, Theater 34:2); ACTORS AT WORK (Cabinet Magazine), and Messalina (SPF Festival)

Image courtesy of Annerose Schulze

Made possible with the support of Etant Donnés,the French-American Fund for the Performing Arts

Sat, Mar 21 – Sun, Apr 5, 2009
Wednesday – Saturday 7:30pm
Sunday 6pm
Tickets from $20
$15 (students/seniors)
$10 (P.S. 122 members)

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