Ambiguity is one of the most powerful tools performers are using to draw us into their work. In the case of Japan's Offsite Dance Project, uncertainty dictated everything the audience did, starting with when we gathered into the Olympic Mills Commerce Center and were unsure...

As of Day 9 of TBA, I'm tentatively awarding Michael Reinsch's Gallery Walk "Best in Show." Reinsch's performance involves him lumbering about the city in a big white box, embodying the construct of the modern white cube gallery. His monstrance, supported by an elaborate...

Andrew Dinwiddie has meticulously recreated a live sermon by the evangelist preacher Jimmy Swaggart, recorded in Van Buren, Arkansas, circa 1971. In a remarkably fluent echo of the original (peppered with emphatic interjections, "Huh!") Dinwiddie inhabits the persona of the Pentecostal firebrand as he spits...

tEEth's Home Made begins with two lovers coddling blissfully beneath a stretched white fabric. Assisted by a flashlight and a hand-held camera, they explore one another by gingerly brushing skin, squeezing folds, and following contours. All signs point to a relationship of pure love and...

Innovation is often born out of constraint. The core of TBA's popular Ten Tiny Dances is the magic of making a lot from a little. Ten choreographers are invited to develop original performances designed for a humble four-by-four-foot stage. Sunday night marked the twenty-fifth iteration...

On a broiling afternoon at Washington High School, a crowd of people stood around and watched a very slow, deliberate car accident. Three beige Chrysler minivans, perched on a pile of slowly inflating blue air mattresses, raised their boxy rear-ends to the sun. By the...

The story of the Cardiff Giant, a colossal "petrified man" unearthed from a fake archeological site in upstate New York in 1869, is a phenomenal object lesson for cultural production, and David Eckard's ©ardiff performance makes the most of that potential. Rolling up on intentional...

It's a life-long fantasy of mine -- and maybe this is true of many creative people -- to find a group of like-minded artists that could I band together with to form an experimental collective, living solely for our art. The Rude Mech's Method Gun...