09 May 2011

Scratching on Things I Could Disavow

Today Jury group #2 saw Walid Raad's 'Scratching on Things I Could Disavow: A History of Art in the Arab World.' This piece made my little art historian heart sing, and I think the Jury enjoyed it as well. I really liked the first part because it dealt with the complicated relationship between art and economics, which I find really interesting. I thought the third part was also great; the artist shrunk down his work-sculpture, prints, etc., and hung it in a miniature art gallery. Walid hung with the kids after the show, answered their questions about his work, and offered them advice on how to go about choosing the award winners- woot!

In the mini-bus!

Darren takes the Jury on an exploration adventure in the theatre...

Sneaking around...


Heading in to see the show!

Eva's interviews en Francais

english lesions

Neutral Hero and El Rumor Del Incendio

Yesterday Jury group #4 saw 'Neutral Hero' by Richard Maxwell/New York City Players. It was an 'opera country' musical, so the actors sang songs and some played instruments. The piano and banjo were particularly nice. Afterwards the Jury got to go backstage where they met Richard Maxwell and the cast, asked questions and got autographs.

The Jury members from Ecole Aurore pose with the mini-bus

Meeting the cast!


Nathan getting Richard Maxwell's autograph

Hanging out on the stage

Later, Jury group #5 saw Lagartijas tiradas al sol's 'El Rumor Del Incendio'. I really liked the set- there were tons of different hanging light fixtures, plastic figurines, an electric train set, astroturf, a live fish in a fishbowl. The story was intense and sad, but also passionate and action-packed. The cast took some time after the show to hang with the Jury and answered questions with Spanish-Dutch translation help from Vier Winden teacher, Karlien.

REd Rug to Rag Time

This event was not as critically charging as I had hoped though it was a good time overall.

Jury #3 gets high... pitched!

Today's event was called Ragroof Tea Dance. Didn't know what to expect so we thought we'd prepare ourselves a wee bit.