[act-ma] 2/18-2/21: Bread and Puppet "Manning" Project at MIT
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Performance Workshop Opportunity for the Boston/Cambridge Community!
VOLUNTEERS WANTED FEBRUARY 18-21
TO PARTICIPATE IN BREAD AND PUPPET THEATER'S
NEW LUBBERLAND NATIONAL DANCE COMPANY PRODUCTION -- "MANNING"
CHOREOGRAPHED BY BREAD AND PUPPET FOUNDER PETER SCHUMANN
AT MIT (The Cube in the Wiesner Building, 20
Ames Street, Cambridge)
(no experience necessary...)
Lubberland National Dance Company, a branch of the
<http://breadandpuppet.org/> Bread & Puppet Theater, has produced dances
with political themes in response to current events, including 10 No-No-No
Dances against Israel's war on Lebanon (2006), 27 Dirt-Cheap Money Dances,
with Marx quotations in response to the financial crisis (2009), and 7
Dances for Gaza in commemoration of the victims killed on the Gaza
humanitarian aid flotilla (2010).
The Company's latest work-in-progress is called "Manning", and concerns
g> Bradley Manning, the 23-year-old soldier who has spent the last eight
months in solitary confinement in a brig in Virginia, accused of providing
WikiLeaks with classified Defense Department documents.
The approximately eight dances are tentatively titled:
1) 23 Hours-A-Day-Intensive-Solitary-Confinement Dance in a 6' x 12' Cell
2) Banned-From-Exercise + Denied Pillow + Sheet Dance
3) Guards-Check-Private-Manning-Every-5-Minutes Dance
4) The Brig's Spokesman's "poppycock" Dance Saying His Treatment is "firm,
fair and respectful"
5) The American Academy of Psychiatry's
6) Civilized Society's Anti-Torture Dance
7) Manning's, "We're-screwed-as-a-society-if-nothing-happens" Dance
These dances are choreographed by Peter Schumann and taught by Maura Gahan
and do not require prior dance experience. We are looking for 10-20 persons
to take part in two days of rehearsals before a public performance on
Monday, February 21. Participants should bring comfortable clothes to move
in for rehearsals, along with a notebook, musical instruments, water, snacks
and/or meals. For the performance, participants will wear all white
Friday, Feb. 18th: Load-In & Meet Participants (TBA)
Saturday, Feb. 19th: Rehearse 10am-1pm; Break 1-2pm; Rehearse 2-5pm
Sunday, Feb. 20th: Rehearse 10am-1pm; Break 1-2pm; Rehearse 2-5pm
Monday, Feb. 21st: Warm-up 5pm; Performance 7pm
All rehearsals and performance will take place in E15-001 (the Cube in the
Wiesner Building, 20 Ames Street)
This special workshop is presented in cooperation with 4.360 Performance
Workshop: Art, Technology, and Live Space, taught by John Bell. Funded by a
Director's Grant from the Council for the Arts at MIT, and a grant from the
MIT Program in Art, Culture and Technology.
For more information contact John Bell
<mailto:johnbell at mit.edu> johnbell at mit.edu
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