When Performance Art Is an Anti-War Instrument, Part 1

Alexandra Skochilenko is a thirty-year-old artist from St. Petersburg—the city where I lived before Russia attacked Ukraine. She made music and films, drew comics about depression, and worked as a photojournalist. On 11 April 2022, Skochilenko was arrested and placed in a pre-trial detention center, where she is currently still being held. A criminal case … Read more

When Performance Art Is an Anti-War Instrument, Part Two

Performance and war are intertwined, perhaps more closely than we would like. War is immanently performative, as is the conduct of war. The actions of the military and politicians who wage war are rooted in their desire to demonstrate power and influence the shape of the world. Lindsey Mantoan writes about this in detail in … Read more

When Performance Art Is an Anti-War Instrument

Alexandra Skochilenko is a thirty-year-old artist from St. Petersburg—the city where I lived before Russia attacked Ukraine. She made music and films, drew comics about depression, and worked as a photojournalist. On 11 April 2022, Skochilenko was arrested and placed in a pre-trial detention center, where she is currently still being held. A criminal case … Read more

The Urban Bush Women Summer Leadership Institute’s Culminating Performance

Urban Bush Women (UBW) presents the 2022 Summer Leadership Institute (SLI) Culminating Performance livestreaming from New York City on the global, commons-based peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Saturday 18 June at 4 pm EDT (New York, UTC -4) / 3 pm CDT (Chicago, UTC -5) / 1 pm PDT (Los Angeles, UTC … Read more

Livestreaming: Climate Change Discourse in Performing Arts and a Performance of Habituare (Habituation) by Ioana Hogman

Reactor presents a conversation on climate change discourse in performing arts and a performance of Habituare (Habituation) by Ioana Hogman, livestreaming on the global, commons-based, peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Wednesday 29 June and Thursday 30 June at 9 am PDT (San Francisco, UTC -7) / 12 pm EDT (New York, UTC -4 … Read more

Learning from Sources: Performance and Climate Crisis in Four Brazilian Works

The group planted and then harvested for long hours. There were ritualistic moments that involved an exchange of experiences, eating together, resting—a series of actions that did away with individualism and the rushed timelines of capitalist productivity. The performance did not abandon a routine or intend to create an extraordinary event. It was not only … Read more

Gender Euphoria, Episode 5: Queer of Color Devised Performance, Disidentification, and Spirituality

siri: Yeah. So as I started my spiritual journey, I started to feel that I needed to unify myself because one persona that I had was this performance artist that is a little edgy, that does striptease and stuff like that. And then I had this other part of me that was like a monk. … Read more

Gender Euphoria, Episode 7: Queer of Color Devised Performance, Disidentification, and Spirituality

siri: Yeah. So as I started my spiritual journey, I started to feel that I needed to unify myself because one persona that I had was this performance artist that is a little edgy, that does striptease and stuff like that. And then I had this other part of me that was like a monk. … Read more