Franconia was honored to present Day 1 of Raegan Truax’s durational performance Sloughing, featuring Lexi Johnson, Kate Moore. Sloughing was part of 100 Days of Action, a group of artists and activists who want to offer a counter-narrative to Trump’s one hundred day plan. 100 Days Action was a forum for resistance, an artistic coming together, and…
We’ve been flirting with this idea for two years, since we collaborated on our production of Gombrowicz’s Princess Ivona — a solo evening at Franconia with Meredith Axelrod performing her astonishing renditions of old American songs. Perched atop Ivona’s high stool, Meredith’s music electrified the night silence of Franconia… Photo courtesy of Raymond Ou.
We thought about making this one creepy clown sighting themed, but decided we all needed a break from the election. With new work from Richie Rhombus, Niki Ulehla and Derek Phillips. Photos courtesy of Fujio Emura.
A joint collaboration with the Museum of Performance + Design, FPS 14 featured new work by Alessio Silvestrin, Rebecca Ormiston, Yula Paluy, Ryan Tacata, Renu Cappelli, Tonyanna Borkovi, Derek Phillips, and Michael Hunter.
Drink and dance and laugh and lie, Love, the reeling midnight through, For tomorrow we shall die! (But, alas, we never do.) “The Flaw in Paganism” in Death and Taxes (1931) Works by: Rebecca Ormiston & Rebecca Chaleff, Omer Gal, Nathalie Brilliant, Richie Rhombus, Vivek Narayan, Yula Paluy and Renu Cappelli.
As promised, our knockout summer blockbuster Franconia PerformanceSalon #11 happened last Saturday night, featuring performances by Fred Schmidt-Arenales, Sarah Mendelsohn, and Karen Penley, excerpts of a new performance text by Martin Schwartz, a sound installation by Derek Phillips, and a video game by Daniel Jackson!
Ryan Tacata and Nathalie Brilliant shared new performance works, Nicholas Berger presented an excerpt from “Land of Songs,” a new film documentary about Lithuanian folk music, and Kimberly Jannarone directed a section of an unproduced play by Jon O’Keefe, “Saying Emily.”