Chance Magazine

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2014: excavation review themes

I have now accumulated four years of comprehensive listings of performance events (2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014) that took me into a performance space of one kind or another. The listings now seem to represent my memory, and certainly provide a physical illustration of the ebb and flow of activity month to month during these particular calendar years. The … Continue reading

image musings: seurat, klimt, klee, aronson

Chicago Art Institute + Neue Galerie + Aronson Archives + linear connections There is nothing quite like paying homage to the centerpiece of a museum’s art collection. This past week I visited a museum first time that led me to muse about the horrors of wars and the transcendence of artistic expression. And through these visits … Continue reading

event musings: chance + wingspace

CHANCE + WINGSPACE cocktails and preview of Chance 3  COUTURE | STAGE Monday, March 31st @ 7pm Wingspace Theatrical Design | Old American Can Factory 232 3rd St., Brooklyn Wingspace facilities at the Old American Can Factory Brooklyn provided the stage and Wingspace member Lee Savage welcomed about 40 engaged theatre designers and others on a cool end-of-March … Continue reading

event musings: chance photo shoot (annie-b parson)

Photo Shoot: Annie-B Parson, “Ich, Kürbisgeist” Friday February 21, 2014 Studio of David Korins, West 30th Street, New York City Chance Magazine, in its second year of publication and currently developing its third issue, includes a range of sections on a theme: theatre makers in conversation with each other and with our readers about contemporary theatrical … Continue reading

2013: excavation review themes

I have now indulged in three annual iterations (2011, 2012, and 2013) of complete lists of events that took me into a theatre or other kind of performance space during a calendar year. Panel discussions and film presentations and television show screenings and increasingly (and now almost exclusively) theatrical performances fill these listings. Over the … Continue reading

2013: excavation review

I love reliving the year through this now annual summary of attendance at live performances and the occasional film screening. For this listing, all that’s required is my entry into a theatre or auditorium where a performance of any kind is held. Home screenings don’t count. My 2013 calendar year listing includes portions of two … Continue reading

film feature: sondheim, company, paley, and serendipity

Company: Original Cast Album (1970) + Chance + Zelig-Like Friend Stephen Paley This is a post about serendipity: new friends, old passions, theatrical design, and Stephen Sondheim. I am surrounded on most days by Stephen Sondheim‘s music and legacy in some way, shape, or form. (And please hie thee to the new HBO documentary Six … Continue reading

event musings: chance photo shoot (boris aronson designs)

Photo Shoot: From the Archives of Boris Aronson Friday September 6, 2013 New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, 40 Lincoln Center Plaza Theatre designer Boris Aronson has been my constant companion for the past six months. Oh, certainly, any lover of American theatre in general and Sondheim musicals in particular is well acquainted … Continue reading

event musings: chance photo shoot (follies)

Photo Shoot: Shadows and Light and Set Models Wednesday June 5, 2013 New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, 40 Lincoln Center Plaza A theme to be explored in an upcoming issue of Chance Magazine is theatre and boxes — in set designs, in conceptual frameworks, in storage, in perception. One component of those … Continue reading

event musings: chance photo shoot (here lies love)

Photo Shoot: Chance and Here Lies Love Friday May 17, 2013 The Public Theater, 425 Lafayette Street Chance Magazine, discussed by our core staff in excited shouts and earnest whispers over the past year, inspiring articles on shoots in a Yonkers Mansion and the burlesque venue The Box, is now a real thing. Boxes of the first … Continue reading

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