Culturemart 2002, a ten day festival of hybrid performance from HERE's artist residency program, will take place at Off-Off-Broadway's HERE, Jan. 3-13.
Started in 1996, Culturemart brings together various types of hybrid performance, multi-disciplinary productions that bring together dance, theatre, media, music and performance to the point where they are inseparable.
This year, 15 artists and groups of HERE's Artist Residency Program (HARP) have created a piece for the festival, each to be performed twice over the ten days. HARP artists are selected for 1-3-year residencies based on their strong and interdisciplinary visions for live art.
HERE's executive director Kristin Marting said in a statement, "Over the years, Culturemart has fostered multi-disciplinary relationships between artists in an environment that broadened artistic perspectives and pushed traditional boundaries."
This year's performances include Quartet by Heiner Muller, performed by Dion Doulis and Erika Latta; Confessions of a Reluctant Buddhist, created and performed by Daniel Levy; Desk, created and performed by Aaron Landsman with Julie Jarcho; Just Like a Man, written, directed and performed by Fernando Maneca; excepts from Margaret, conceived and directed by Damon Kiely, adapted from Shakespeare by Julienne Hanzelka Kim; The Don Quixote Project, new installments by Steven Dean, Diane Dwyer and Lynn Neuman/Artichoke Dance Company; Stars of the Sweet Decline, by the Paul Warner Performance Group; excerpts from Comedian from a Crumbling Empire, written and performed by Kristin Page Stuart; Radio Wonderland, created by Joshua Fried; Suite Devo, created and performed by Troika Ranch; and The Unbidden and Unhinged, by Aviva Geismar and Drastic Action. For tickets and information to Culturemart 2002, please call (212) 647 0202, or visit www.here.org.