Saturday, August 22, 2009

Instructions for Survival

Nos últimos meses perdemos Pina Bausch e Merce Cunningham, dois gigantes. Alguém sabe o que vai acontecer às obras com que mudaram o mundo?

Obrigatório o artigo de Vanessa Rato no Ipsilion, edição de hoje do Público.

Mas... já alguem tinha colocado a questão:

Who will protect the legacies of Pina Bausch and Merce Cunningham?

Instructions for Survival: Devised and performed by Charlie Morrissey, Scott Smith in collaboration with Philip Jeck and Michael Mannion.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Gardar Einarsson at MARCO, Vigo

"Living Together. Strategies for Co-habitation", available until September 20th at MARCO, the Museum of Contemporary Art of Vigo, is a collective exhibition that questions the "the notion of co-habitation in contemporary world, and with the social and political values that conforms it." Gardar Eide Einarsson' sentence written in a black light box brutally confronts any viewer with this super doubt.

Some People are Still Alive

Eide Einarsson was born in Oslo, Norway in 1976, and currently lives and works in New York.

More about Living Together, here.

Comments are not forbidden... They are not against the law.

Monday, August 10, 2009

The Dead Weather: a new project for Jack White

A new project for Jack White, a super group with Kills'Alison Mosshart, Jack Lawrence from the Raconteurs, and Dean Fertita from Queens Of The Stone Age.

The formula is quite simple, like French magazine Les Inrocks have said:

le bon vieux diable du blues, saisi à vif et ravi d’être torturé sur la grille de l’after-punk.

Bar Kokhba [John Zorn] - Jachin

No doubt. They are simply the best. Small, small excerpt of one of the biggest Zorn's odysseys. Masada Bar Kokhba:
John Zorn - Conductor
Greg Cohen - Bass
Joey Baron - Drums
Marc Ribot - Guitar
Mark Feldman - Violin
Erik Friedlander - Cello
Cyro Baptista - Percussion

Thursday, August 06, 2009

Who will protect the legacies of Pina Bausch and Merce Cunningham?

A must read article by Judith Mackrell,
at The Guardian:

What happens to dance once the artist who made it is gone?

To put the enormity of this challenge into some context, you only have to imagine a situation where the paintings of Rauschenberg or Bacon were taken down from galleries as soon as those artists died; where the novels of Saul Bellow were removed from the bookshelves, or the music of Stravinsky was silenced.

No other art form would accept for a second that death implied the possible death of an artist's oeuvre. But what makes this a genuine issue for modern dance is the umbilically close connection between most choreographers, their companies and their work.
Modern dance faces urgent decisions about what to do with their legacies.

Pina Bausch (July 27, 1940 – June 30, 2009)
Merce Cunningham (April 16, 1919 – July 26, 2009)

Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Dave Douglas & Brass Ecstasy, live in Jazz à Porquerolles Festival

This could be an amazing preview of what can happen next Thursday night at Jazz em Agosto. Dave Douglas will return to Portugal and will open the second half of the 2009 Gulbenkian Foundation Jazz festival.

Brass Ecstasy super group features Dave Douglas alongside the "best tuba player in the world", Marcus Rojas, Vincent Chancey on French horn, trombonist Luis Bonilla and drummer Nasheet Waits. Check by yourself if there is any reason to miss an amazing night in Gulbenkian's garden.

[Filmed by Arte , at the Jazz à Porquerolles Festival on July 15th. 2009]