Ben Spatz
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Rite of the Butcher (November 5 in NYC)

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Dec 17, 2012
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Western Mass Moving Arts Festival at Earthdance

August 16, 2012 at 6pm to August 19, 2012 at 1pm
This year's festival features voice and movement, contact improvisation, site-specific movement in nature and physical theater. Come for a day or the whole weekend. Teachers include Peter Sciscioli, Krista DeNio, Margot Bassett, Julia Handschuh, Karl Cronin, Ben Spatz, and more. Come join us for a splendid weekend!See More
Jul 25, 2012
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Jul 23, 2012
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Rite of the Butcher (November 5 in NYC) at Theatre ROW

November 5, 2011 from 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Urban Research Theater presentsRITE OF THE BUTCHERCreated and performed by Ben SpatzA visceral fable about the power of fantasy and the fantasy of power. A history of the universe as told by the Butcher – refugee, criminal, shaman – through poetry, martial dance, and folk songs in an invented language. A series of evocative meditations on deserts both real and imaginary.This interdisciplinary work opens new doors for solo performance by combining embodied abstraction with contemporary themes.…See More
Nov 1, 2011
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Rite of the Butcher (November 5 in NYC)

Urban Research Theater presentsRITE OF THE BUTCHERCreated and performed by Ben SpatzA visceral fable about the power of fantasy and the fantasy of power. A history of the universe as told by the Butcher – refugee, criminal, shaman – through poetry, martial dance, and folk songs in an invented language. A series of evocative meditations on deserts both real and imaginary.This interdisciplinary work opens new doors for solo performance by combining embodied abstraction with contemporary themes.…See More
Oct 4, 2011
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Book Club

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Oct 4, 2011
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Oct 4, 2011
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Research and Critical Writing

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Oct 4, 2011
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Contemporary Performance TXTS - Ben Spatz

Contemporary Performance TXTS - Ben Spatz I am a practitioner-researcher of embodied performance working at the intersection of song, action, and poetry. My work is entirely body-based and does not depend on any technologies or specific locations. The primary goal of my work is to develop technique in specific areas of embodiment that could be useful not only to performers but also to others who care about individual and group exploration through structured actions. My vocal work has been…See More
Mar 15, 2011
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Performance Texts

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Dec 9, 2010
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Jul 9, 2010
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Jul 8, 2010
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GRAND OPENING at Medicine Show Theater

July 8, 2010 from 6pm to 11:45pm
FREE ADMISSIONFOOD & DRINKSPERFORMANCESLIVE ART GALLERYHosted byURBAN RESEARCH THEATERWith guest artists:LEIMAY: XIMENA GARNICA and SHIGE MORIYADANIEL IRIZARRY & LAURA BUTLERMIRIAM WOLFCOMPAGNIA IRIS / VALENTINA CAGGIOEMANUEL AND THE FEARCRISTINA AMODEO and MARTINA MERLINIMR BRACEDonations go to support Urban Research Theater's two-month long summer project at Medicine Show. For more information, please visit: www.urbanresearchtheater.comSee More
Jul 7, 2010
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Jul 7, 2010

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Ben Spatz has over ten years of experience as a director, performer, and leader of theatrical research. He founded Urban Research Theater in 2004 and continues to lead its investigation into song as action. Ben lives in New York City, where he is a doctoral student at the CUNY Graduate Center and a teaching fellow at Brooklyn College.

Ben holds a B.A. from the College of Letters at Wesleyan University, where he studied with Hope Weissman and Pedro Alejandro. He lived in Poland from 2003-2005, first as an ensemble performer with the Gardzienice Theatre Company and then as a Fulbright Fellow at the Grotowski Institute.

Ben is currently in the development phase of a dissertation project on "practice as research." His artistic and scholarly writings have appeared in New York Theatre Review, Movement Research Performance Journal, Slavic and Eastern European Performance, and Theatre Topics.
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Contemporary Performance TXTS - Ben Spatz

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Contemporary Performance TXTS - Ben Spatz

 

I am a practitioner-researcher of embodied performance working at the intersection of song, action, and poetry. My work is entirely body-based and does not depend on any technologies or specific locations. The primary goal of my work is to develop technique in specific areas of embodiment that could be useful not only to performers but also to others who care about individual and group exploration through structured…

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