::: 11.17.16 A PIECE OF WORK Made in USA Festival, Athens
::: 11.16.16 A PIECE OF WORK Made in USA Festival, Athens
::: 06.04.16 SPOKAOKE v.f. Théâtre 2 Gennevilliers, Paris
::: 06.03.16 SPOKAOKE v.f. Théâtre 2 Gennevilliers, Paris
::: 03.12.16 YESTERDAY TOMORROW Maerzmusik Festival, Berlin
::: 02.17.16 HELLO HI THERE Kaaistudio, Brussels
::: 02.16.16 HELLO HI THERE Kaaistudio, Brussels
::: 01.16.16 YESTERDAY TOMORROW PS122/Coil, NYC
::: 01.15.16 YESTERDAY TOMORROW PS122/Coil, NYC
::: 01.14.16 YESTERDAY TOMORROW PS122/Coil, NYC
::: 01.13.16 YESTERDAY TOMORROW PS122/Coil, NYC
::: 12.08.15 YESTERDAY TOMORROW T2G/Festival d'Automne, Paris
::: 12.07.15 YESTERDAY TOMORROW T2G/Festival d'Automne, Paris
::: 12.06.15 YESTERDAY TOMORROW T2G/Festival d'Automne, Paris
::: 11.29.15 YESTERDAY TOMORROW Théâtre Garonne, Toulouse
::: 11.28.15 YESTERDAY TOMORROW Théâtre Garonne, Toulouse
::: 11.27.15 YESTERDAY TOMORROW Théâtre Garonne, Toulouse
::: 11.21.15 YOUTUBE 1-4 Catch Series, NYC
::: 11.17.15 YESTERDAY TOMORROW Le Tandem, Douai-Arras
::: 11.16.15 YESTERDAY TOMORROW Le Tandem, Douai-Arras
::: 11.04.15 YESTERDAY TOMORROW Le Maillon, Strasbourg
::: 11.03.15 YESTERDAY TOMORROW Le Maillon, Strasbourg
::: 11.02.15 YESTERDAY TOMORROW Le Maillon, Strasbourg
::: 10.28.15 SPOKAOKE Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
::: 10.27.15 SPOKAOKE Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
::: 10.11.15 MAGICAL Int'l Festival of Contemporary Art, Ljubljana
::: 10.08.15 YOUTUBE 1-4 Prelude Festival, NYC
::: 09.19.15 YESTERDAY TOMORROW Black Box Theater, Oslo
::: 09.18.15 YESTERDAY TOMORROW Black Box Theater, Oslo
::: 06.04.15 *YESTERDAY TOMORROW* Holland Festival, Amsterdam
::: 09.23.14 MAGICAL Lyon Biennale de la Danse, Lyon
::: 09.22.14 MAGICAL Lyon Biennale de la Danse, Lyon
::: 09.19.14 SPOKAOKE Santa Barbara Museum of Contemporary Art
::: 05.28.14 MAGICAL Théâtre de l'Usine, Geneva
::: 05.27.14 MAGICAL Théâtre de l'Usine, Geneva
::: 05.05.14 MAGICAL Summerblut Festival, Cologne
::: 05.04.14 MAGICAL Summerblut Festival, Cologne
::: 03.15.14 MAGICAL Kaaitheater, Brussels
::: 01.31.14 MAGICAL Gessnerallee, Zurich
::: 01.30.14 MAGICAL Gessnerallee, Zurich
::: 01.18.14 SPAN TALK, Coil Festival NYC
::: 12.21.13 A PIECE OF WORK Brooklyn Academy of Music, NYC
::: 12.20.13 A PIECE OF WORK Brooklyn Academy of Music, NYC
::: 12.19.13 A PIECE OF WORK Brooklyn Academy of Music, NYC
::: 12.18.13 A PIECE OF WORK Brooklyn Academy of Music, NYC
::: 11.23.13 A PIECE OF WORK La Villette, Paris
::: 11.22.13 A PIECE OF WORK La Villette, Paris
::: 11.20.13 MAGICAL Sophiensaele, Berlin
::: 11.19.13 HELLO HI THERE La Villette, Paris
::: 11.19.13 MAGICAL Sophiensaele, Berlin
::: 11.18.13 HELLO HI THERE La Villette, Paris
::: 09.28.13 A PIECE OF WORK De Keuze Festival, Rotterdam
::: 09.27.13 A PIECE OF WORK De Keuze Festival, Rotterdam
::: 09.21.13 SPOKAOKE Crossing the Line Festival, NYC
::: 08.26.13 HELLO HI THERE Augusti TantsuFestival, Tallinn
::: 05.30.13 HELLO HI THERE Bitforms Gallery, NY
::: 04.10.13 HELLO HI THERE Siana Festival, Evry
::: 04.06.13 A PIECE OF WORK brut, Vienna
::: 04.05.13 A PIECE OF WORK brut, Vienna
::: 03.29.13 HELLO HI THERE Theatre le Granit, Belfort
::: 03.28.13 HELLO HI THERE Theatre le Granit, Belfort
::: 03.22.13 SPOKEN KARAOKE Bit Teatergarasjen, Bergen
::: 03.21.13 A PIECE OF WORK Bit Teatergarasjen, Bergen
::: 03.20.13 A PIECE OF WORK Bit Teatergarasjen, Bergen
::: 03.16.13 SPOKEN KARAOKE Oslo International Theatre Festival, Oslo
::: 03.15.13 A PIECE OF WORK Oslo International Theatre Festival, Oslo
::: 03.14.13 A PIECE OF WORK Oslo International Theatre Festival, Oslo
::: 02.24.13 A PIECE OF WORK On the Boards, Seattle
::: 02.23.13 A PIECE OF WORK On the Boards, Seattle
::: 02.22.13 A PIECE OF WORK On the Boards, Seattle
::: 02.21.13 *A PIECE OF WORK* On the Boards, Seattle
::: 01.26.13 HELLO HI THERE Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati
::: 01.19.13 MAGICAL New York Live Arts/Coil Festival, NYC
::: 01.18.13 MAGICAL New York Live Arts/Coil Festival, NYC
::: 01.17.13 MAGICAL New York Live Arts/Coil Festival, NYC
::: 01.15.13 MAGICAL New York Live Arts/Coil Festival, NYC
::: 11.27.12 HELLO HI THERE Bard Live Arts, NY
::: 10.31.12 HELLO HI THERE 4+4 Days in Motion, Prague
::: 10.26.12 MAGICAL Black Box Teatr, Oslo
::: 10.25.12 MAGICAL Black Box Teatr, Oslo
::: 01.25.17 Foundation for Contemporary Arts Award
::: 01.08.17 Teaching at University of Chicago
::: 05.20.14 Herb Alpert Award in the Arts
::: 07.08.13 Truth is Concrete in Theater Magazine
::: 10.11.12 Getting hypnotized by Joris Lacoste @ Crossing the Line
::: 09.21.12 Truth is Concrete
::: 08.07.12 On Algorithmic Theatre
::: 07.11.12 Hello Hi There issue of Theater Magazine
::: 11.18.11 New Occupy Wall Street blog post for LRB
::: 10.12.11 My blog post for London Review of Books about Occupy Wall Street.
::: 08.23.11 How To Do Things By Theory
::: 08.21.11 I am now officially certified yoga teacher.
::: 05.04.11 Theme from Mahogany
::: 04.28.11 Geminoid DK Mechanical Test
::: 04.28.11 Objects without Property
::: Esoteric Codes Interview by Daniel Temkin
::: NY Times A Meeting of Songs About Time
::: Bomb Magazine Interview by Nick Hallett
::: Chicago Magazine A Look Inside Spoken Karaoke
::: Toute La Culture Yesterday Tomorrow, les Aléatoires d'Ann...
::: Théâtre-Actu Yesterday Tomorrow
::: NY Times To Thine Own Algorithm Be True
::: NY Times Critic's Notebook on Spokaoke at CtL
::: Arts Culture Beat Pop Politics
::: NY Theatre Review Spokaoke at Crossing the Line
::: Theaterkrant Computer Cuts up Hamlet
::: New Scientist A play that could go 84 million ways
::: Fuse Questlove's Electrifying Shuffle Culture
::: Whatever #3 Annie Dorsen talks to Una Bauer
::: Morgenbladet (Oslo) The spirit of the machine Annie Dorsen...
::: Culturebot Talking to Annie Dorsen
::: Village Voice Hello Hi There--Theater for Downtown Machines
::: New York Times 5 Questions About ‘Hello Hi There’
::: Austrian Press Reviews for 'Hello Hi There'
::: NPR 'Ask Your Mama': A Music And Poetry Premiere
::: Art’O (The futurity of) democracy in America: utopia as...
::: BAMezine Questions for Annie Dorsen
::: New York Times Sympathy for the Stones From a String Quartet
::: American Theatre Annie Dorsen Puts Democracy on The Market...
::: New York Magazine A Less Cheesy Musical
Annie Dorsen works in a variety of fields, including theatre, film, dance and, as of 2010, algorithmic theater. Most recently, Yesterday Tomorrow premiered at the Holland Festival (Amsterdam), and was presented at T2G (Gennevilliers) as part of Festival d'Automne, Théâtre La Garonne (Toulouse), MaerzMusik Festival (Berlin), Coil Festival at PS122 (NYC) and several others. Her previous algorithmic performance, A Piece of Work,
premiered at On the Boards (Seattle) and was presented at BlackBox (Olso), BIT Teatergarasjen (Bergen) and brut (Vienna.) Hello Hi There premiered at the streirischer herbst festival (Graz), and was presented at Black Box, BIT Teatergarasjen, Hebbel am Ufer (Berlin) and PS122 (New York). She is the co-creator of the 2008 Broadway musical Passing Strange, which she alsodirected. Spike Lee has since made a film of her
production of the piece,which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2009, subsequently screened at South by Southwest Film Festival and The Tribeca Film Festival, and was released theatrically by IFC in 2010 before being broadcast on PBS' Great Performances. Also in 2010, she collaborated with choreographer Anne Juren on Magical (ImPulsTanz Festival Vienna, Side Step Festival Helsinki, Théatre de la Cité
International Paris, Kampnagel Hamburg and others) and with Ms. Juren and DD Dorviller on Pièce Sans Paroles (brut Vienna and Rencontres Choréographiques Internationales Seine-St-Denis, Paris). In 2009 she created two music-theatre pieces, Ask Your Mama, a setting of Langston Hughes' 1962 poem, composed by Laura Karpman and sung by Jessye Norman and The Roots (Carnegie Hall) and ETHEL's Truckstop, seen at
the Brooklyn Academy of Music's Next Wave Festival. Her pop-political performance project Democracy in America was presented at PS122 in spring 2008. Her short film, I Miss, originally the centerpiece of Democracy in America, screened at American Film Institute Festival (AFI Fest), SXSW Film Festival, The New York Film Festival's "Views From the Avant-Garde" and the Nantucket Film Festival.
In addition to numerous awards for Passing Strange, Dorsen received the 2014 Herb Alpert Award for the Arts in Theater and a 2016 Foundation for Contemporary Arts Award. She is a Visiting Professor in Theater and Performance Studies at the University of Chicago.
Happy to announce I have joined the faculty at University of Chicago as a Visiting Professor in Theater and Performance Studies.
I wrote a text about Truth is Concrete for Theater Magazine's summer issue, but it's locked. Too bad! You can read it if you want to pay. Or ask me and I'll send it to you.
As part of Joris' performance 4 Prepared Dreams, I will be hypnotized and my unconscious will be laid bare for all to ogle...
Art and politics always have been in strange love/hate relationships. “Truth is concrete” purposely ignores many of the borders, conflicts and resentments. Art is not activism, and activism is not art. But the common ground, the shared space is large and important. It offers a chance for art to be engaged, connected and relevant. And it offers activism a chance not to get stuck in ideology, routine and functionarism, a chance to stay unpredictable and sharp. “Truth is concrete” takes a close look at what happens where the differences between art and activism lose importance.
Over the course of its long history, theater has generally served to reflect, invoke or extend what we understand a human to be. We rig the mirror held up to nature to tilt towards man, displayed within an ever-changing diorama alongside the various institutions of his time: the gods, God, society, the state, the family.
"Digital Dramaturgies" issue includes an interview with me by Alexis Soloski and an excerpt of Hello Hi There
On Tuesday morning, just a few hours into the post-eviction era of Occupy Wall Street, Nicholas Kristof of the New York Times tweeted: ‘Could #Bloomberg be a secret Occupy Wall Streeter? He seems to have just revived the movement.’
On my first visit to Occupy Wall Street, two weeks ago (but it might as well be years, given how rapidly the movement is growing and changing), I sat in on a meeting of the Media Committee. A paper was being passed around, and we were asked to provide email addresses, a list of our skills and the equipment....
Lots of interesting things to read, from Walking Theory (TkH) Belgrade, realized during a 3-year program at Les Laboratoires d'Aubervilliers, Paris.
Mechnical test of Geminoid DK
Still pretty far from the end result, but interesting nonetheless.
Support PAF (Performing Arts Forum) to create a fund for the necessary renovation of the building.
This is a catalogue listing all movable objects present in the building. There are 10.000 objects that you can buy and leave there to make their use possible for all PAF residents.
"I am really not trying to be cynical. Actually I think the dilemma to some degree flows from the very nature of politics. One thing the explosion of the avant garde did accomplish was to destroy the boundaries between art and politics, to make clear in fact that art was always, really, a form of politics ..."
Equipped with only an iPhone 4, AndrewAndrew shoots, edits and posts their "Insta-Review" of Hello Hi There playing at PS122, part of PS122's COIL festival.
Human creativity is something of a mystery, not to say a paradox. One new idea may be creative, while another is merely new. What’s the difference? And how is creativity possible? Creative ideas are unpredictable. Sometimes, they even seem to be impossible — and yet they happen. How can that be explained?