Category — Live Performance
Tuesday, March 19 | Doors at 7PM | The Bridge
$5 Donation | Free for UVA Students
“Originally from Portland, video and performance artist Peter Burr is now based in New York. He belongs to a network of DIY underground cartoonists and musicians. In his performance Special Effect, he becomes the live presenter of a television show featuring new works commissioned from leading animators. All these works were inspired by ‘the zone’ in Andrei Tarkovsky’s 1979 sci-fi film Stalker. The site of an unnamed cataclysm, the zone is an off-limit space, pregnant with magic, mystery, and hope, where, it is said, dreams come true. With the aid of a hacked Kinect camera, hand-knitted costumes, and laser beams, Burr integrates these contributions into an imagined television show from the future. With Burr performing simultaneously in person and on screen, Special Effect recalls the way children project themselves into the fictive space of television cartoons, over-identifying with their characters. It’s hard to tell whether Burr has infiltrated television (and is now pulling the strings), whether it has absorbed him, or somehow both. The implication is that he has collaged himself at once into television and into our heads, channeling our subconscious, co-opting our illusions.”—otherfilm.com
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The Bridge worked with Adam Smith to create a Christmas Album. The Album features local favorites Devon Sproule, Paul Curreri, the Acorn Sisters, and many more. Name your price: download today!
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Friday, September 9, 2011 | 8:30pm | $10 suggested | Mature Content Likely
An alternative rock improv performance. A mix of the familiarity of “Whose Line is it Anyway?”, the best of the New York underground stand-up scene and the sketch comedy stylings of Second City. Music, Comedy, Art, Magic, Dance, and Life merge for a night of truly spectacular improv. Classic Bent Theatre games and performers merge with the new in this fantastic comedy experience. This is not your usual Bent Theatre show….this (much like hipsters) is unique.
September 7, 2011 Comments Off
Thursday, May 12, 2011 | 8:15pm | $5
Double Image Theatre Lab, created by Spica Wobbe and Margot Fitzsimmons, uses the art of storytelling by using light, shadow and music. They have collaborated with alt-country and folk band Driftwood Fire and hope to collaborate with Flamenco group in Málaga, Spain in order to create the second half of their Chance Shadow piece. The first half is about a Chinese Poet named Xu Zhimo (1897~1931) who was one of the first Chinese writers to successfully naturalize Western romantic forms into modern Chinese poetry. Tonight you will see Margot perform a taste of the second half of the piece inspired by the great writer Federico García Lorca (1898-1936) a spanish poet, dramatist and theatre director.
Margot Fitzsimmons is an independent puppetry artist in New York City. Her love of puppetry began when she did an apprenticeship in Málaga, Spain with Acuario Teatro. She studied Mask Making and Puppetry with Ralph Lee at New York University and performed with him in Procession of the Ghouls at St. John of the Divine for the past three years. Margot has performed with Shadow Box Children’s Theatre Company in a variety of shows using shadow puppets and hand puppets. She performed at La Mamma in Thirst Memory of Water using Bunraku style puppetry directed by Catherine Shaw. She works with Spica Wobbe using table top puppetry, pop-up arts and shadow theatre. Spica and Margot performed in the International Poppentheater Festival in Dordrecht, Holland where they also took a Shadow Puppetry Master Class called The Language of Shadow. They will be taking their piece A Chance Shadow to Israel in August of 2011.
She works as a teaching artist for The New Victory Theatre, American Place Theatre, Wing Span Arts, The Leadership Program and Acting Manitou Theatre Camp where she served as a puppet choreographer and builder for their summer shows. Her passion is bringing social awareness and social change through theatre. By using the elements of shadow theater, the show brings the audience into the poetic and romantic world.
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Monday, June 27, 2011 | 6:30pm – 9:30pm | $20
Using the master of truth and nonviolence, Mohandas K. Gandhi, learn to find the essence of Truth in improv, comedy, characters and in oneself. Learn to understand nonviolence in improv and the secrets of Satyagraha (Gandhi’s truth force).
Instructor – Alex Modic
Cost is $20 a class. Cash or check to be paid to the instructor of the day
May 2, 2011 Comments Off