Review: Iron (2003) at the Royal Court

When going to a play called Iron (presented in early 2003 at the Royal Court, London), one hardly knows what to expect. Iron: it lends itself to phrases like ‘ruling with an iron fist’, iron bars, iron will, even ironing one’s clothes. All of these are useful as one mulls over exactly what takes place within the play. For Iron is, in the end, not … Continue reading Review: Iron (2003) at the Royal Court

Review: Single Wet Female (2002)

Completed as a reviewing assignment while studying away at the Trinity/La MaMa Performing Arts Program in New York City in 2002 Single Wet Female, the two-woman show created and performed by Marga Gomez and Carmelita Tropicana, was presented at P.S.122 on Thursday October 10th. Essentially a nonsensical farce and satire, it uses the movie Single White Female as a springboard to bounce off of various other issues, ranging … Continue reading Review: Single Wet Female (2002)

Review: Look Askew – A Musical Revue (2002)

Completed as a reviewing assignment while studying away at the Trinity/La MaMa Performing Arts Program in New York City in 2002 Movement Research & Judson Memorial Church co-presented a special kick-off performance to celebrate their 11 years of partnership on Monday September 30th at Judson Church. The program featured a wide variety of dance performers and choreographers, but MonstahH and the duet between Yvonne Meier and Ishmael … Continue reading Review: Look Askew – A Musical Revue (2002)

Review: Medea (2002) at the Brooklyn Academy of Music

Completed as a reviewing assignment while studying away at the Trinity/La MaMa Performing Arts Program in New York City in 2002 Fiona Shaw headlined the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s presentation of Euripides’ Medea on Wednesday October 2nd, 2002. Shaw is an inestimably talented performer, and executed the role flawlessly – according to the direction the show took. The original text of Medea is heavily focussed on the … Continue reading Review: Medea (2002) at the Brooklyn Academy of Music

Review: WAZU – not just a bad hair day (2002)

Completed as a reviewing assignment while studying away at the Trinity/La MaMa Performing Arts Program in New York City in 2002 SLANT, a performance trio with Rick Ebihara, Wayland Quintero and Perry Yung, created and presented WAZU – not just a bad hair day at the La MaMa E.T.C. Annex between September 12th and 29th, 2002. A piece created about the trio’s trip to the Yunnan Province … Continue reading Review: WAZU – not just a bad hair day (2002)

Review experiments: Metamorphisis, Joe, Trisha Brown, and John (2002)

This was an exercise in different kinds of reviews, completed while studying away at the Trinity/La MaMa Performing Arts Program in New York City in 2002 “Joe” Descriptive Review It wasn’t clear exactly when Richard Maxwell’s “Joe” actually began. A band – a guitarist, pianist and saxopohonist – played music right through till almost 8:45PM, at which point a young boy came on stage in … Continue reading Review experiments: Metamorphisis, Joe, Trisha Brown, and John (2002)

Death and The Seventh Seal

This was written as an assignment for a film class while studying at Williams College in 2001 Few films deal as explicitly and profoundly with the mammoth questions of life, death and God as does Ingmar Bergman’s The Seventh Seal. The film takes us on a journey with the knight Antonius Bloch, after his return from the Crusades, as he tries to find meaning and … Continue reading Death and The Seventh Seal