Forthcoming Anthology: “Nonagon” in Emergency Index by Ugly Duckling Presse

August 22, 2017

I’m delighted that “NONAGON FOR THE DEAD WHO ARE RISING,” my original piece for movement, monologue, and music by Arthur Kell will be forthcoming in Ugly Duckling Presse’s EMERGENCY INDEX: AN ANNUAL DOCUMENT OF PERFORMANCE PRACTICE . My original performance monologue/text was first published in Numero Cinq magazine and since then has been performed in multiple situations. 

If you click on the link to NONAGON above, you can see stills from the performance, audio and video recordings, and the script. 

“Nonagon For The Dead Who Are Rising” is a performance text and choreographic script in nine parts, with original improvisational score for solo upright bass by composer Arthur Kell. It is dedicated to the sacred sites at Standing Rock desecrated by the Dakota Access Pipeline.  This project was completed during a ritual walk for Thanksgiving Day, along the Jornado del Muerto (Journey of the Dead Man) desert of El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro: the genocidal road of the Spanish conquistadors, the site of the explosion of Trinity (the plutonium infusion fission nuclear bomb), and the American Indian Wars against the Apache and other Native Nations.

EMERGENCY INDEX: Testimonials & Press

“This is a bible of performance art activity. And if you are, like I am, a believer in performance art and the value of this ephemeral art activity to change the hearts and minds and consciousness of people, then you need to have this bible in your life. The end.” —MARTHA WILSON
 
“We’ve been seeing performance art materialize around us, but without feeling that there was a context for such ideas. Artists have been doing such pieces for a long time without much recognition that in fact their ideas are related. Now, with Emergency INDEX, we get the sense of a magical secret shared among many artists.Emergency INDEX is a profoundly important publication. It guides us to a new place.” —ROBERT ASHLEY

 

Talk by others:

BEN SPATZ, TDR

SHONNI ENELOW, THEATER

SYLVAN OSWALD, OSMOS

Talk by us:

YELENA GLUZMAN, CONTEMPORARY THEATER RESEARCH

YELENA GLUZMAN IN CONVERSATION WITH LYDIA BELL (INTERVIEW), MOVEMENT RESEARCH