As 2012 comes to a close, lets make a list of our favorite performances we saw this year. What were the best performances you saw this year? Title, Company, Where you saw it, and a link if you have it.

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For me in no order.

Einstein on the Beach, Robert Wilson/Philip Glass/Lucinda Childs, BAM Next Wave Festival, http://www.bam.org/opera/2012/einstein-on-the-beach

 

Turbulance: A dance about the economy, Keith Hennessy/Circo Zero, TBA in Portland Oragon, and NYLA in NYC, http://www.circozero.org/performances/turbo/index.html

Das Mädchen mit den Schwefelhölzern, Helmut Lachenmann, Berlin Deutches Oper, http://www.deutscheoperberlin.de/de_DE/calendar/das-maedchen-mit-de...

Danza Permanente, DD Dorvillier / human future dance corps, The Kitchen - NYC, http://www.thekitchen.org/event/324/0/1/

Roman TragediesToneelgroep Amsterdam, BAM Next Wave Festival - NYC, http://www.bam.org/theater/2012/roman-tragedies

 

Jackie Sibblies Drury's We Are Proud to Present a Presentation About the Herero of Namibia, Formerly Known as Southwest Africa, From the German Sudwestafrika, Between the Years 1884-1915 @ Soho Rep

Big Art Group's Broke House @ Abrons Art Center

Keith Hennesey's Turbulence @ NYLA

David Adjmi's 3C @ Rattlestick Theater

The Aisler's Set @ Chick Factor Reunion at the Bell House

Also in no order (and not including Roman Tragedies and EOTB which are definitely also on this list)

Through the Yellow Hour/Adam Rapp/Rattlestick

Follow/Crystal Skillman/Fanfare Theater

Gatz/ERS/The Public

Sleep No More/Punchdrunk/McKittrick Hotel

Dionysus in 69/Rude Mechs/New York Live Arts

P.O.S.H./foolsFURY/La Mama

and I was able to watch Matthew Silver (http://www.maninwhitedress.com) a few times around the village.

Chinese Cocktail, Robert Wilhite, Barnsdall Theater as part of Pacific Standard Time: Art in L.A. 1945—1980, http://pacificstandardtimefestival.org/events/chinese-cocktail-a-co...

The Past Is A Grotesque Animal (El pasado es un animal grotesco), Mariano Pensotti, REDCAT,

http://www.redcat.org/event/mariano-pensotti-0

Connected, Chunky Move, Luckman Fine Arts Complex, East LA, http://www.chunkymove.com/Our-Works/Current-Productions/Connected.aspx

(Titles of Works N/A), Rafa Esparza, Taisha Paggett & Tessa Wills, This Is What I Want queer performance festival, SoMArts, http://www.whatiwantfestival.com/tiwiw-2012/

The Ugly Spirit, Russell Barr, director, starring David Hoyle, ADF Gallery, Belfast, http://theuglyspirit.wordpress.com/about/

THEM, Chris Cochrane, Dennis Cooper and Ishmael Houston-Jones, REDCAT, http://www.redcat.org/event/chris-cochrane-dennis-cooper-and-ishmae...

Still, Rafa Esparza, durational performance, 6 am - 9:30 am, Elysian Park, https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151357258823974&set=a...

GATZ, Elevator Repair Service, REDCAT, http://www.redcat.org/event/elevator-repair-service-0



A functioning link to a still from Rafa Esparza's "STILL":

twitter.com/THATDINODINCO/status/286630678207012865/photo/1

and a (biased) final 2012 entry:

A Composite Field, a site specific new work by Yann Novak & Taisha Paggett, that I curated at the MAK Center's Mackay Garage Top when in residence at Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, http://welcometolace.org/events/view/a-composite-field/ and a clip: vimeo.com/36871319

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