Adam Sultan is a new play slated to open in Austin, TX this March. Adam is also a real person. The play imagines his life some 40 years in the future, weaving together real people from Austin’s theater community with imaginary stories from the decades to come.
Miguel Gutierrez is a Brooklyn-based dancer and choreographer. He makes work about the complicated, difficult, turbulent nature of being alive, often under the moniker of his non-traditional dance company Miguel Gutierrez and the Powerful People. Rather than the standard assortment of professional dancers, MGPP is a perpetual ebb-and-flow of artists, dancers, designers, composers, and visual artists, who gather around specific performance projects. Today, that performance is And lose the name of the action, a piece based on the experience of Miguel’s father with neurological problems. For it, he’ll address difficult, abstract questions like “How do we define personhood?” — which is something we’ve been wondering, so we’ve addressed him (quite un-abstractly) as our Project of the Day.
Totally enamored with this test footage recently posted by experimental film/dance project Ghost line:
We want to take this opportunity to share footage from our 2nd test film with you! In this clip, we were experimenting with multiple ways to create tension by playing with different camera speeds in conjunction with movement and timing. Here we discover many new possibilities – like, suspending gravity in a strangely cartoonish way, disappearing in and out of form, and creating the feeling of moving in reverse, among other dynamics.
Watch the full video here. It’s haunting, strange, and utterly lovely.
The bewilderingly beautiful experimental film Solipsist premiered online this morning. It is free and available for all to watch, and will even be projected onto buildings in downtown Austin during SXSW as part of Vimeo’s programming. Perfect lunch break pyschedelia!