This past year, IM has been looking into ways of serving a broader swath of NYC independent artists, in a more meaningful way. Our first step in this direction was our latest work, The Future at the End of the World, an experiment in building a real-time creative community through structured collaboration and resource sharing. Keep your eyes open for big announcements on this front in the near future. For now, please help us support our artists and the wild, risky, and absolutely vital work they will create in the coming year by making a tax-deductible donation.
This weekend, two of NYC’s hottest performance series join forces. To celebrate the occasion, three artists from the Immediate Medium family — director JJ Lind, media artist Rob Ramirez and choreographer Jillian Sweeney — got together to make an art. Join us this Friday as they unveil their creation, i love you love me loving you.
“Consistently entertaining, stimulating, thought-provoking and irreverent.”
- New York Times
February 22-23, 2013
The Invisible Dog
51 Bergen Street, Brooklyn
F or G train to Bergen Street
CATCH–>AUNTS will make dance happen with a night of performance and good old fashioned debauchery, organized by Jeff Larson, Andrew Dinwiddie and Caleb Hammons.
Featuring: Ivy Baldwin, Agnes Bolt, Faye Driscoll, Natalie Green, Kennis Hawkins, Holly Heidt, Zhenesse Staniec Heinemann, Immediate Medium, Lauren Petty and Shaun Irons, Laboratory Theater, Adriane Lee, Ken Nintzel, Steven Reker, Alex Rodabaugh, Anna Maria Shogren, Anna Sperber, Arturo Vidich, Zoe Geltman and Marisa Wallin, enrico d wey | the russian blue, and Emma Wiseman.
AUNTS–>CATCH will present rough-and-ready short works by New York’s most exciting artists, curated with reckless delicacy by Laurie Berg and Liliana Dirks-Goodman.
Featuring: Talya Epstein, Salley May, James Monaco, Rebecca Patek, Rebecca Wender, Greg Zuccolo, Hamm Samwich, with special guest host Lucy Sexton
ABOUT THE PLAY DATE SERIES
The Play Date series is designed to introduce our audiences to new works in the field of experimental performance. Each month we select an event that represents an interesting approach to theater, dance, or performance art and invite you to join us for the ride. Come out and play.
Photo: Sarah Grace Holcomb
Thanks to all who joined us for a wild trip through The Future at the End of the World at the James Farley Post Office this past week. This type of artist-driven work is the reason why we continue to do what we do, and the incredible support of our community of artists, donors, institutional partners and audience members plays a huge part in making it happen.
If you are interested in our kind of genre-defying experiential art and want to keep tabs on what we are concocting for 2013, please be sure to join our mailing list or follow us on Facebook or Twitter.
As we head toward the end of this world on Friday and into the new year that will follow, we also ask that you consider making a tax-deductible donation to Immediate Medium as part of your year-end giving. Your contribution will help us continue to build a laboratory to support the weird and wonderful ideas and artists that we believe will shape the future of performance for years to come.
See you in the next world.
(Siobhan, JJ, Max, Maki & Michelle)
Thanks to everyone who came out to see The Assassins Chase Pinocchio over the past few weeks. We had a great run and are planning to develop a touring version of the show in the future.
If you missed the New York performances, you can still take home a piece of the show by purchasing one of the few remaining copies of our limited edition version of Collodi’s The Adventures of Pinocchio edited by Max Dana, designed by Maki Takenouchi and featuring illustrations by London artist David Shillinglaw (225 pages, hardcover).
Don’t miss your chance to check out Immediate Medium’s multimedia adaptation of Carlo Collodi’s “The Adventures of Pinocchio!” A limited number of two-for-one tickets are available via the links below, so get your tickets today!
CLICK HERE for tickets to all other performances. Closing Saturday, May 14.
Don’t miss your chance to see The Assassins Chase Pinocchio, Immediate Medium’s experimental performance piece for children (and brave adults) inspired by Carlo Collodi’s 1883 novel “The Adventures of Pinocchio.” MORE INFO »
In April 2011, Immediate Medium will present the New York premiere of The Assassins Chase Pinocchio, our experimental performance piece for children young and old. As a companion piece, Immediate Medium is also publishing an illustrated version of Collodi’s 1883 text, freely adapted by the company and featuring artwork by London artist David Shillinglaw. Printed in black and white with a minimalist design and plenty of inviting white space, the books will come with a box of crayons to encourage young readers to color, complete, deface or otherwise transform the work as they see fit.
We are raising money for this project on Kickstarter, a new fundraising platform where IM supporters can provide financial backing to our project in exchange for tangible rewards. To learn more about the project, our rewards, or to make a pledge, just click the image below for some information prepared by our good friend and yours, the Talking Cricket.
Join Immediate Medium on Saturday, December 18, 2010 for a celebration of another great year making live performance. All silent auction proceeds will go to benefit the full production of The Assassins Chase Pinocchio, our experimental performance piece for children and adults slated for Spring 2011.
“Once upon a time there lived…’a king!’ my little readers will say immediately. No, children, you are mistaken. Once upon a time there lived a piece of wood.” — Carlo Collodi, The Adventures of Pinocchio
In late Summer 2010, Immediate Medium will begin work on The Assassins Chase Pinocchio, a piece of avant-garde theater for children inspired by Carlo Collodi’s 1883 coming-of-age novel The Adventures of Pinocchio. As part of our initial period of research we will be holding a FREE four-week storytelling workshop series for children ages 5 through 8. Each week we will tell a section of the story aloud and invite children to participate in a variety of activities to help us distill the story and reinterpret its themes and imagery from the very avant-garde point of view of the child mind.
SATURDAY, MAY 22
SATURDAY, MAY 29
SATURDAY, JUNE 5
333 Hudson Street, Suite 506
New York, NY 10013
1 train to Houston St. or C/E to Spring St.
SATURDAY, JUNE 19 *
154 Christopher Street, #3B
New York, NY 10014
1 train to Christopher St. or A/C/E/F/B/D to West 4th
* Workshop session at IRT will be open to the public
To register your child, please RSVP to Max Dana at max [at] immediatemedium [dot] org. Space at the workshops is extremely limited and registration is on a first-come, first-served basis, so please contact us as soon as possible to guarantee a spot.
Attendance at every workshop is not mandatory but highly recommended as we are interested in exploring how children experience the story as a whole. If your child is unable to attend, please write to us and we will send you an audio recording of the story and schedule a one-on-one follow-up interview with your child.
IM’s Sketchbook Series features work at its earliest stages of development. Sketchbook projects are meant to be first passes, “half-baked” beginnings of a larger exploration that will later culminate in a full production. These showings enable us to involve our audience in every step of the creative process, from the earliest “sketch” of a new work to its full realization.
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