Sunday, January 15, 2017
Wednesday, October 26, 2016
Dance The Orange is an Adaptation on the myth of Orpheus, utilizing multi-media projections, original music, heightened text of Rainer Maria Rilke, and contemporary story-telling techniques.
Dance The Orange premiered in Denver, CO in 2013, as a co-production between The Umbrella Collective and Control Group Productions.
She: A Blueprint was an interactive collaboration between Michelle Naka Pierce (text), Sue Hammond West (image), and Marc Devine (tech), and premiered in The Lincoln Gallery at Naropa University in the summer of 2012.
The exhibition combined the text and visual art of both Michelle Naka Pierce and Sue Hammond West, along with the multi-media installation of Marc Devine, to bring both text and visual art to life through deconstructed audio soundscapes and sculptures.
Opera del Espacio is a site-specific performance collective, creating site-specific movement performances. Although this work is created out of the postmodern aesthetics of Viewpoints and deconstructionism, the work is intended to be accessible, interesting, entertaining, and often interactive to the audience.
Below are a series of selections from Opera del Espacio's early work.
Permissible Union is an original opera, commissioned as part of the 2010 California on Location Awards (COLA) show, and was performed at Grand Performances in downtown Los Angeles. Lyrics and book by Ken Roht, Music by Curtis Heard, and co-directed by Ken Roht and Marc Devine.
Devising Theatre: Inspirations from Russian Author, Mikhail Bulgakov, 2006-2007
-LA TACO - GOGOL MOGUL TEA ROOM - January 9, 2007
"The advertisement said ‘ARTEL’ would perform songs, poems, etudes and compositions ...But in the tradition of the Grotowski and Gardzienice theater groups from Poland, this Laboratory Ensemble didn’t want me to go anywhere…they wanted me to stay right there with them, using one unlikely trick to keep us cemented to our seats: They didn’t say a word...
A young man (Marc Devine) with a tape recorder hammers away at an old typewriter, then slowly extract from it its white sheet of paper, chews it down then leaves us to listen to the sound of his recorded typing. ....
ARTEL is at its best when its skilled band of Clowns, amidst set pieces picked up on the street and adorned in costumes that cross gender, time and space, tantalize us into participation using grunts, squeaks and mocking laughter instead of words....."