If you look past the veneer of drag, you see Andrew as a man struggling to balance these two very different sides of his life. There is a fire within Edie that guides her, and I can easily see her making it big. But there's no promise that show business will make life better for Andrew.
I had the opportunity to sit with Performa 13 artist, Vishal Jugdeo, who created a new video installation where live and pre-recorded footage from French Guiana and Los Angeles, unfolded simultaneously within a constructed theatrical set and viewing environment.
I had the opportunity to talk to one of the "artists to watch" at Performa 13, Ryan McNamara. Ryan's MEƎM: A Story Ballet About the Internet is an immersive performance experience that explores Internet Culture.
Jennifer Wen Ma sat down with me to talk about her residency at Performa 13. "It's not a performance in the traditional sense of performance art. It is experiential art." Her residency, which spans eight days, lifts the curtain on what it takes to make an opera.
In a dimly lit wine bar on the eastern edge of Manhattan, a troupe of seven unabashed performers are steaming up the room with the spirit of Brazil. Infinite While It Lasts is an immersive sensual experience in which passion triumphs over pretension.
The use of silence and stillness is nothing new to concert dance. It has been used for decades, often for the very purpose of subverting audience expectations. It has the power to draw our attention to our breath, to our body, and to our impulses.