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directed by: Nicolas Noreña

 

with: Timothy Scott, Marija Kovačević, Yuki Kawahisa, Madison Mayer, Geo Kester and Rebecca Bird 

THE PASSERBY, or not __ even __ anything is a silent twelve track performance album inspired by Oskar Schlemmer’s Gallery Paintings. The piece is a combination of choreography, pedestrian movement and highly technical tableaus that interfere with the normal time signatures that audiences' attentions are accustomed to in the theater. Constructed through spacial-izations of Oskar Schlemmer’s highly formal paintings, and experimental compositions in the electromagnetic energy of the performers, the album transforms every time it is performed through a series of rigorous chance operations.

In a constant experiment with entropy, form, and energy we use non-sequitur and non sensical action to jolt the mind into awareness of a truth outside of the pale ordinary logic. . Not- Even- Anything is what taoist philosopher Chang Tzu called a “space” or state of being in which people live freely from narrow identities and dwell in all time and place.

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The Observatory

 

The Observatory is a series of one off performances inquiring into our relationship with outer space and the long history of ways it’s been reified through the ages. 

So far we have performed chapter 11 exploring Copernicus' work and his theory of heliocentrism, as well as chapter 19 inspired by Galileo Galilei’s work with the telescope and his poetic blindness in old age. 

 

This work is a collaboration between Hannah Gross, Timothy Scott and Nicolas Noreña. 

This work has been presented at Movement Research and Chashama as part of ECHOfest. 

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INVISIBLE THEATER 

-The Garden- 

 

(this is something Mary Overlie and I talked about and it is something she used to do with her students. We talked about playing with this idea but never came up with scores... I asked her if she could write about it... but to my knowledge she didn't. This is in her honor. Dedicated to her, with love. )

 

The idea is: 

-to play with the degree of visibility of a performance in the public space. 

-so that a minimal performance very subtly transforms the space into an invisible theater. 

-for the performers... in a way... it is about studying the edges of performance by trying to make performance invisible... blend in the environment.... allowing it to dissolve into daily life. 

-we can say: "we will be presenting the INVISIBLE THEATER at this time (5:30 pm) these days (tuesdays and thursdays) at this location (Sasaki Garden between west 3 and bleeker) for half an hour. Then people could show up or not. Now how visible do we want this version to be? 

April 20, 22, 27, 29 May 4 and 6 

5:30pm

Sasaki Garden, Manhattan NY 

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Written by: Daniil Kharms 

Directed by: Timothy Scott and Nicolás Noreña

Translation from Russian: C. Dylan Basset and Emma Winsor Wood, 

Featuring: Hannah Gross, Marija Kovačević, Alessandro Magania, Madison Mayer, Erin Mullin, Nicolás Noreña and Timothy Scott. 

Music by: Marija Kovačević  

LAPA is a mesmerizing language machine for the theater following Landman’s journey to pluck a newly formed star called Agam The Swan: “whoever tears down this star may choose to be freed from dreaming.” Treating language with the material curiosity of early abstract artists LAPA exposes the border of language and sound, of poetry and meaning. The Million Underscores stage this genre-bending work, modulating between visual composition, soundscape, performance, and choreography, to emphasize the distance between words, objects, sound, and the body.  Amidst Industrialization, the human ability to reach beyond the terrestrial, and a decrepit heaven, LAPA is a ballad for the end of dreaming.

 

The Million Underscores_ _ and The Brick

written and directed by: Nicolas Noreña

 

performed with: Timothy Scott, Kelsey Larsen, Hannah Gross, Arian Rad, Isabella Uzcategui, Lizzy Kehoe

Two performances happening simultaneously under a thunderstorm in mid august on opposite sides of a racketball court. 

He can remember his previous lives, she can  foretell the future. 

The performance is performed in Spanish by performers whose first language is english. 

SsOuLn MlOuOnNa was presented as part of REGION (ES) festival at Maria Hernandez Park in August 2019. 

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directed by: Nicolas Noreña 

written by: Nicolas Noreña and Timothy Scott 

1001SUR is a theatrical reimagining of the One Thousand and One Nights as told in a roadside bordello on the frontier between two undisclosed South American countries. It is a journey into the realms of “the exotic,” where layers of wishes, dreams and desires intermingle outside of the limits of reality. 1001SUR is an exploration of transcultural fantasies, an inquiry into the origins of narrative, an ode to Imagination.

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created by: Nicolas Noreña and Timothy Scott 

with: Erin Mullin, Gili Nir, Russell Peck, Marija Kovacevic, Kiley Olsen, Michelle Uranowitz, Sophia Treanor, Ethan Fishbane, Timothy Scott and Nicolas Noreña

 

A mystical romance, a ballet about human faced with the unknown and the awe, and the fear, and the mystical longing for union with that which is beyond understanding, be it death, exotic far off places, chance, or an intergalactic being. Herds longing for the past, what happens with the spaces that held their previous lives? Do spaces haunt people or do people haunt spaces? A brain-washing spectacular! Subliminal messages! Headphones! A caveman! An alien! A nun! A toothless woman with a lottery ticket! Fruit! Crowds going mad! A ghost! And much more! Stay tuned!

 

TELE-VISION: on spiritual displacement

THE THIRD MAN

written and directed by: Nicolas Noreña 

created with: Tanya Marquardt, and Timothy Scott

developed and performed with: Tanya Marquardt, Alessandro Magania, Paul Langland 

 

"It could begin all in darkness, 

or a man looking straight into a big hole,

big important image...

this is some kind of homo-erotic film noir 

some kind of allegory 

some kind of surreal vision 

it begins all in darkness"

 

 

 

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directed by: Nicolas Noreña 

created with: Erin Mullin and Timothy Scott

A theatrical fugue for two actors about ancient memories, paradox and the division into the sexes; They were, or they weren't / On an island, or no island / an ocean, or not an ocean / swallowed them up, or not. A man and a woman roam a small confined space, unable to percieve each other, perhaps able to perceive each other, peacefully stuck. The piece loops until every audience member, at their own will, leaves the theater. A meteor fell / or no meteor / A volcano exploded / or no volcano / someone summoned something / or nothing was called / in this Atlantis / or no place  

(8) Memories of this Atlantis, or No Place was partly developed through Mabou Mines Resident Artist Program 2016 

 

 

 

 

created by: Hannah Gross, Timothy Scott and Nicolas Noreña 

with: Marija Kovacevic, Kiley Olsen, Alex Franz  Zehetbauer, Rebecca Kushner, Cecilia Leal, Michelle Uranowitz, Zoe Koke, Maggie Mcdowell and Alenka Kraigher

 

Presented at MoMA The Museum of Modern Art through BOOKCLUB. 

A pregnant woman is stuck in The Newsstand, she calls for help. Two eyes dancing. four counts eyes open. four counts eyes closed. A crowd of people. A dance piece sprinkled with existentialism and the mysterious feeling of getting stuck. 

 

Hannah Gross, Timothy Scott and Nicolas Noreña are LEIMAY/CAVE fellows 2015-2016. 

 

 

 

directed by: Nicolas Noreña 

performed by: Timothy Scott, Hannah Gross, Ethan Fishbane, Erin Mullin and, Nicolas Noreña 

 

"all things instinctively appear to us as though they did exist independently, as though they were endowed with their own autonomous self-existence. Take for example a mountain. From its own side, it ___________ to have an inherent substantiability and massiveness independent of all conditions. It stands there ___________ us: imposing, independent and concrete. But upon reflection we shall slowly become aware that _______ mountain depends for ___ existence upon a variety ___ causes and conditions as well as innumerable _______ __________ _______ ..."

 

 


 

 





 

 

 

directed by: Nicolas Noreña 

with: Jon Fusco, Heather Thiry, Caitlin Hargraves , Zachary Luke, Thomas Skea and Gili Nir

 

Constant flux: A room with two fridges three stove-ovens, a dishwasher, some blinds, some bathtubs, a broken sink, no windows, a mirror, envelopes with hundred dollar bills, postacards from Hawaii, a stolen painting by a famous artist, high heels,  a man and a woman with neck braces, arm slings, leg casts,and head bands. Is her lover coming today? 

 

 

 

directed by: Nicolas Noreña 

created with: Lizzy Denning, Ethan Fishbane, Jade Fusco and Caitlin Hargraves 

with: David Bernstein, Hannah Gross and Timothy Scott

Fragments of a broken Self journey through the 24 hours of a day

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But who are these people? 

What is it in their language that is so familiar? 

Don't the recognize each other? 

 

directed by: Nicolas Noreña 

performed by: Timothy Scott, Annick Marie Dall, Nicolas Noreña 

Three individual pieces from three different performances are layered on top of each other in an attempt to transpose a sense of natural narrative into space.  The back layer is part of Napoleon a piece done in 2009, the middle from Morning to be Changed... done in 2012 and the front layer a piece from (8) Memories of this Atlantis... which will premier in 2014. The audience lights the performance with flashlights like in a excavation--  a reflection on perspective and how we make sense of memories.  

Presented as part of AUNTS at Arts@Rennaissance in June 2013.

 


 

 





 

 

 

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