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Radiolab Live Apocalyptical

By Tom Ran

Published: June 26, 2013 under Performance

Radiolab Live Apocalyptical

Photo: Radiolab

“The whole idea of this thing is to get these Whitman-esque moments–to see the universe in a blade of grass. So you’re looking at one small particular but you’re seeing everything.” This is how Jad Abumrad, explains the structure to his program, Radiolab. Abumrad and his co-host Robert Krulwich are master story tellers. They take scientific and philosophical topics and distill them into approachable stories that are engaging, educational, and entertaining. The program has taken on different mediums. Beginning as a radio show on WNYC in 2002, eventually adding podcasts, and in 2008, they took to the road with live performances. This fall Radiolab returns with another tour based on the theme of the apocalypse. Though this may be a bleak matter, we’re certain that Radiolab’s extraordinary storytelling will be able to turn this grim topic into an enlightening and fun evening.

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The Creators Project

By Tom Ran

Published: July 20, 2011 under Performance

New Yawk

Photo: The Creators Project

We’re in the midst of summer but fall events are starting to show up on our radar. The Creators Project returns to NY this October, with a series of events that have traveled the world over with new and original work. This includes the premier of Karen O and Adam Rapp’s “psycho-opera” at St. Ann’s Warehouse in DUMBO. No other details have been released about the performance at this time. The Creators Project New York festival will take place over four days from October 13 to the 16th. This performance will kick off St. Ann’s fall season which will lead them into their final year at the theater as they plan to move from their current location.

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Mealing with Martí Guixé

By Tom Ran

Published: November 13, 2009 under Performance

Left: I-Cakes Right:<i> Mealing</i>, a dinging performance

Photo: Martí Guixé

Martí Guixé is a Barcelona and Berlin based designer formally trained as an interior designer but works in multiple disciplines, including food. Since 1997 his conceptual edible design pieces have garnered much attention, most notably his I-cakes. A cake designed as a pie chart indicating its ingredients in percentages.

Part performance, part dining, Guixé will be at Performa Hub tomorrow evening to present Mealing. The event is a three hour performance in which guests will be “given ceramic glasses with ‘edible microsnacks’ adhered to their surface and instructions for eating them.” There’s also a bit of interaction amongst individuals as part of the process. Learn more about the event on Performa’s site. Tickets are on sale now. (via @designunseen)

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Noemie Lafrance’s Home

By Tom Ran

Published: April 7, 2009 under Performance

Detail of <i>Home</i>

Photo: Poppy de Villeneuve for Sens Production Inc.

It’s difficult not to mention Noemie Lafrance without referring to her past work. She’s probably best know for her playful choreography to Feist’s 2007 hit, 1234. Her previous work also includes the site specific performance at the Fisher Center, where performers danced on the exterior of the theater.

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FEATURES

Alya Kazakevich

By Raven Keller
Alya Kazakevich in her shop in the Lower East Side

Photo: Rose Callahan

On a damp and muggy summer morning on the Lower East Side, Alya Kazakevich slowly stitched up the edges of a leather coin purse and recalled her childhood in Eastern…

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Workstead

By Tom Ran
Partners Robert Highsmith and Stefanie Brechbuehler

Photo: Samuel Bristow

Stefanie Brechbuehler and Robert Highsmith, are the partners behind Workstead. The two met at Rhode Island School of Design while studying architecture and opened their studio in 2009,…

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M.Nii John Moore

By Tom Ran
M.Nii Tailor, Waianae, Hawaii 1959

Photo: Tom McBride

The photo is one of the few relics that remain of M.Nii’s history. An image that recalls the golden age of American surf culture. Three friends in front…

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