We here often lament the lack of organized forums for dialogue post-performance that are accessible to a broader constituency. What worked and what didn’t, what offends and what inspires. There are of course the occasional reviews from local media outlets, but it’s often the immediate conversation that occurs right after a performance – by interested audiences and members of the creative community with a tangible stake in this city’s cultural fabric – that contain the most provocative insights. It’s usually the most energetic time for discussion, with impressions still bright from the live art just experienced.
Lament no more, as we’ve just launched on the blog site a section called Re:View – Overnight Observations. Starting with Sarah Michelson’s Daylight (for Minneapolis) , we’ll be featuring discussions on select performances throughout the 05-06 season by artists, critics, and writers based in Minnesota. Writing on Daylight will be Gulgun Kayim of Skewed Visions and the Visible Fringe, dancer Vanessa Voskuil, and Emily Johnson, Artistic Director of Catalyst Dance. Consider Re:View your home for comments good, bad, and ugly.