ArtSpot Productions celebrated
its Tenth Anniversary with Artistic Ancestry, an international
festival of contemporary theater featuring some of the finest and
most influential living practitioners of the bold, physically-based
style of theater that ArtSpot practices. Often called Third Theater
and rarely seen in America, this style tends to be non-linear and
often requires from the performer a commitment to a long-term rehearsal/creative
process and intense physical training in the formation of new works.
In addition to restagings of past
ArtSpot productions, the festival included first-ever New Orleans
appearances by Denmark's Odin
Teatret ("Salt"), Wales'
Jill Greenhalgh ("Water[war]s"), and the North
American Cultural Laboratory / Cleveland
Public Theatre / Number
Eleven Theatre collaboration "The Confessions of Punch & Judy"
We were also delighted to present:
- Serbia's Dah
Teatar, in their first performances in New Orleans since 2002,
with Dancing With Darkness and the American premiere of their
brand new work, The Story of Tea, inspired by Chekhov's "Three
- The New Orleans premiere of Stanley (2006), created by
Lisa D'Amour, the writer and director of Nita
- and more, including work demonstrations, panel discussions,
workshops led by Odin, Dah, NACL, Ker
Wells, and Michael
Rohd, and the tenth and final manifestation of Water[war]s.
Odin Teatret guest artist master classes and
demonstrations at Tulane
University were co-sponsored by the Tulane University Department
of Theatre and Dance.
Click here to download a full-color brochure including the complete schedule and descriptions of each event.
For more information, please email us at email@example.com or call (504) 826-7783.
was supported in part by a grant from the National Endowment
for the Arts (NEA); by a grant from the Louisiana State Arts
Council through the Louisiana Division of the Arts (LDOA)
and the NEA; by a grant from the LDOA, Office of Cultural Development,
Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism, in cooperation with
the Louisiana State Arts Council as administered by the Arts
Council of New Orleans; by a grant from the Acadiana Arts Councilís
Project Heal program; by Alternate ROOTS through a
grant from the NEA; and by A Studio in the Woods, a program
of Tulane University. Dah Teatarís participation was made possible
by grants from the Trust for Mutual Understanding and the
NEA in partnership with the Southern Arts Federation and
the LDOA, and by the generous support of the Hon. Gregory R.
Rusovich, Honorary Consul General of Serbia to the State of Louisiana
and Mrs. Suzanne Rusovich. Odin Teatret guest artist master classes
and demonstrations at Tulane University were co-sponsored by the
Tulane University Department of Theatre and Dance. Additional
support for Odin Teatretís Roberta Carreri provided under the auspices
of the Consulate General of Italy in Houston and the Italian
Institute of Culture of Los Angeles, through arrangement with
the Honorary Consulate in New Orleans, Arnaldo Partesotti. Essential
in-kind support has been provided by The Bourbon Orleans,
a Wyndham Historic Hotel; Whole Foods Market; Crescent
Sound & Light; Propaganda Group; Damian's Catering
& Deli; Abita Beer; and by Fox Print Direct.