yerba buena center for the arts
The 70-minute piece opens with the nine-member ensemble confined to a small square patch of stage illuminated by Lucy Carter. They rise and sink and appear to shed their skins in the eerie light, like bathers in the holy Ganges, to the elegiac sounds of a synthesized church organ from A Winged Victory for the Sullen.
Here's something to talk about at the water cooler.
Shedding some of its listless lackluster, the summer show is becoming a testing ground for young artists, or those working in less sale-able and more experimental mediums, like installation and video.
Actors slip in and out of Tagalog, Visayan, Sinama, Bikolano, Spanish, Arabic and English -- praying in one language, cursing in the next, betraying their social standing with one, cementing a power dynamic with another.
Wayne McGregor's FAR, which came to the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco this past weekend, was reportedly conceived in collaboration with cognitive scientists at the University of California, San Diego. We'll take their word for it.
Greg Archer: Now, more than ever before, creative souls need to be uniting more, but I wonder what you think of the times
We gather as masses of people to observe a spectacle, whether it be a sports match, a rock concert, or a political rally
I can't help my skepticism for art exhibitions about the viewer. In so many cases, exhibitions with curatorial structures