Performance: Music, Theater, & Dance

Performance: Music, Theater, & Dance

Not so much an interview as one friend interrogating another, pushing him a little

Musician and MDVLA executive director Adam G. Holofcener’s new album GEE-ZA-WHIZ begins with a deep breath and a deeper exhalation

An interview with Ottobar’s Tecla Tesnau and Todd Lesser and WWR’s KK Yeh

Yeh, Tesnau, and Lesser spoke with me about the importance of a robust local music industry, adapting during the pandemic, and deeply missing the visceral experience of live music.

On Lee Walton’s “Zeven Event Zcores for Zoom” and the online platform's subtle social ticks

Zeven Event Zcores for Zoom by Lee Walton, part of ‘sindikit’s Friday night performance series

Some of these records inevitably confront themes that are pertinent to our present circumstances and upheavals, some take the listener to places subterranean or extraterrestrial, and many others pull off an inventive combination of all the above. 

The energy created in the space between her body and the audience is always charged

During the performance at The Shed, her breath inflated and deflated white balloons, one after another, while her body remained mostly covered by the earth.

Chris Cassius, Baby Kahlo, Logicoma, Stoop Baby Mo, Infinity Knives, Brian Ennals, Eze Jackson, Bailey Straughn

Though the feeling of being in a crowd at a show cannot be replicated, maybe reading the words and listening to the projects of these artists can bring you some semblance of that adrenaline and joy.

Nothing happens without the audience in The Institute for Counterfeit Memory, a play that arrives in a cardboard box

The experimental nature of this play is not simply for the sake of experiment but to highlight all of our assumptions that make us comfortable and therefore passive, forgetful, and complicit.

How Baltimore’s storied experimental and improvisational music festival is solving problems in interesting ways

High Zero shows aren't just musically intense, they're also quite frequently outlandishly entertaining.

Spreading a message of Light, Love, Peace, Truth, Freedom, and Growth

Being a part of a regional symphony orchestra for several years instilled Omnia Azar's love for classical music

Part of the Walters' Art Sound Now series, the artists' piece finds inspiration in myth and conceptions of the afterlife

While Reid’s part of Immortal Voices hints at the heavens, Pangelica’s deals with darkness.

Ali is a fluid performance and music artist, cultural worker, and organizer

Abdu Ali's nomadic curatorial platform as they lay includes sound and performance art, poetry, and more.

A Durational Performance Designed by Ada Pinkston

MAWU: TheEndisTheBeginningIstheEnd is an eight-hour durational performance that combines the history of Juneteenth with the legacy of Lucy Parsons, the revolutionary labor organizer who fought for the eight-hour workday.

Bobbi Rush, Dyyo, Josh Stokes, Amy Reid, Ami Dang

Musicians who already survive precariously have lost gigs due to Covid-19 cancellations and have had to figure out how to hustle through a pandemic

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