Posts Tagged ‘UBUWEB’

This seminal work of avant-garde opera from composer Philip Glass and director Robert Wilson arrives full-circle, coming to France, the site of its 1976 Avignon Festival world premiere, at the tail end of this 2014 revival tour for a landmark Theâtre du Châtelet production and a first ever filming by award-winning arts filmmaker Don Kent. Eschewing conventional narrative, the opera revolves loosely around pacifist Einstein’s relationship to the creation of the atomic bomb. In continuity with the opera’s debut, for this new production, hailed by Le Figaro as ‘meticulously crafted total artwork in which the visual and musical craft are inseparable’, the music is again performed by the Philip Glass Ensemble and the choreography devised by original cast member Lucinda Childs for her Lucinda Childs Dance Company, with the scenes taking place under Bob Wilson’s own digitally remastered light design.


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Two-channel video The Orange and Blue Feelings (2003) finds the artist engaged in a session with his therapist, the cameras notably angled away from the talking heads and respectively towards the office bookshelf and the therapist’s legs, and the conversation generally affirming the well-known truth that the ‚talking cure‘ is a performance like any other, with a 45-minute running time and an office for a set. –


Glenn Ligon was born in the Bronx, New York, in 1960. Ligon’s paintings and sculptures examine cultural and social identity through found sources—literature, Afrocentric coloring books, photographs—to reveal the ways in which the history of slavery, the civil rights movement, and sexual politics inform our understanding of American society. Ligon appropriates texts from a variety of literary writers including Walt Whitman, Zora Neal Hurston, Gertrude Stein, James Baldwin, and Ralph Ellison, as well from more popular sources such as the comedian Richard Pryor. 


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Premiere: 18/03/1982, Beursschouwburg (Brussels)

Danced by
Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker
Tale Dolven

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Ein Stück von Pina Bausch

Inszenierung und Choreographie – Pina Bausch
Bühne und Kostüme – Rolf Borzik
Mitarbeit – Rolf Borzik, Marion Cito, Hans Pop
Spielleitung – Hans Pop
Assistenz – Robert Sturm
Einstudierung – Josephine Ann Endicott, Beatrice Libonati



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Robert Ashley
John Cage
Philip Glass
Peter Gordon …. Himself (segment „Ashley“)
Jack Kripl …. Intereviewee
Jill Kroesen …. (segment „Ashley“)
Meredith Monk
Kurt Munkacsi …. Interviewee
Dora Ohrenstein …. Interviewee
Michael Riesman …. Interviewee
‚Blue‘ Gene Tyranny …. The World’s Greatest Piano Player (segment „Ashley“)
David Van Tieghem …. The Captain of the Football Team (segment Ashley)
Runtime: 220 min
Country: UK



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http://ubu-roulette.com/UbuRoulette Overwhelmed by the 3,000 + films and videos on UbuWeb and don’t know where to start? Click on UbuRoulette, a randomizer which will select a film for you. The site was built by @MarievonHeyl and @joaoflux to generate screenings for their monthly series in Berlin (here’s a sample playlist). The site’s builders state, „UbuRoulette is our attempt to maneuver the overabundance of UbuWeb collectively while avoiding trodden paths.“ Many thanks for this feature!

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