Reminder: Performance Tomorrow, Sunday at 2.52pm*! / Plus: Whether the Weather… Just in Case Plan

June 10, 2012

0% RAIN
100% ACTION-ADVENTURE

Hello sailors,
Utam, Regina and I are PUMPED to embark on The Doors Project’s maiden NYC adventure with you tomorrow at First Street Green.  More details, below.

The F train is running proudly and smoothly, with no scheduled interruptions; and yes, you read that headline right: tomorrow’s supposed to be SUNNY with blessed zero chance of rain until 4pm.  WOO HOO!! –But just in case that changes, you can always check The Doors Project blog for updates:
http://erynrosenthal.com/category/news/
(No news = good news; i.e. if there’s nothing new posted, then the show is going on as planned.)

In the meantime, keep doing that sun dance, and see you at 2.52pm! 🙂
xo Eryn
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We Return with Sun: Inaugural Performance this Sunday at First Street Green!

June 8, 2012

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APRIL SHOWERS BRING JUNE FLOWERS

I am delighted to RE-invite you to Scylla and Charybdis, a chapter of The Doors Project (and our official NYC premiere). As some of you may know, we got rained out of our original Earth Day performance date. But now we rise from the ashes (or, perhaps, the umbrellas) to bring you the improved, the undrenchable Scylla and Charybdis: the first in a series of free, interactive, site-specific performances at First Street Green, with continued adventures planned for later in the season.

More details below. Hope to see you there!
xo Eryn
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Scylla and Charybdis

a chapter of The Doors Project
Sunday, June 10, 2.52pm*
FREE!
First Street Green Art Park, 33 East 1st Street (between 1st and 2nd Avs.)
Meet at the First Street entrance from 2.40pm; performance starts at 2.52pm*
Subway: closest to the 2nd Avenue stop on the F train (take the 2nd Avenue exit); also nearby are the D, F, M, and 6 trains at Broadway Lafayette.

Yes, Scylla and Charybdis are those two sea monsters between which Odysseus had to navigate to get back home. Trials and tribulations. Between a rock and a hard place.
Doorkeepers to an action-adventure packed journey; nods to Kafka, the gates we contemplate a very long time. A journey; the beginning of an adventure. Three performers, four large plants, shadows of heroic diagonals, a mast of a statue by artist Bob Sestok, graffiti, wrought-iron gate, and other spatially-specific interventions.

We hope you’ll join us on this, our maiden adventure.
Scylla and Charybdis marks the first chapter of a series of short performances in and around First Street Green Art Park. It also forms part of The Doors Project, a series of performances in doorways around the world, which premiered in Barcelona and Madrid, Spain in October 2011.

This performance was originally set to start at 3pm, April 22, but attracted the April wrath of Poseidon, god of torrential downpours on Earth Day (i.e. we got rained out). There were then several shadows that formed part of our “set,” derivations of which now occur about 8 minutes earlier in the space; Helios willing, we’d like to share them with you on Sunday, June 10, at 2.52pm.

Concept, direction and text: Eryn Rosenthal
Creation: Eryn Rosenthal, Rebecca Medina, and Utam Moses
Movement: Eryn Rosenthal and Utam Moses
Voice: Regina Bain
Costumes: Isabel Río
Music: Hot Math, by Andrew Bird
Production and graphic design: Silva Ajemian
Production intern: Breanna Gibson

About The Doors Project

With The Doors Project, I’ve been taking performance investigations based on observations of transition—political, familial, economic, intimate—and locating them in doorways, thresholds, and other transitory spaces around the world. Thanks to 108 generous backers on kickstarter.com, the series premiered this fall in Spain, and has taken several different forms so far:site-specific performances in doorways, archways, kiosks and stairwells throughout central Barcelona as part of Festival Lilliput; an animated short with visual artist Marta Azparren and Elliott Cooper; as well as a life-size doorframe on wheels—complete with floating door-handle—that my team and I pushed uphill to La Puerta del Sol, the site of massive protests at the center of Madrid that deeply inspired the Occupy Wall Street movement in the U.S. I am honored to be premiering The Doors Project in New York at First Street Green, where Scylla and Charybdis marks the first in our series of site-specific, interactive performances. We hope you’ll join us at more continued adventures this season; please stay tuned and be in touch.

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TIME AND SUBWAY CHANGES for Performance Tomorrow at First Street Green

April 21, 2012

Hi everyone,
Rebeca, Regina and I are really excited to share what we’ve been working on with you.
UPDATES: The performance will start at 2.30pm tomorrow, Sunday, and only DOWNTOWN F trains are stopping at the 2nd Av. F station. Corrected information, below.
Bring your umbrella, and hope we won’t need it! Looking forward to seeing you tomorrow!
xo Eryn

P.S. Re: Weather: There will be indoor activities planned if things get too wet outside to continue.

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Scylla and Charybdis
created and performed by Eryn Rosenthal and Rebeca Medina
concept, direction and text by Eryn Rosenthal
voice: Regina Bain
2.30pm Sunday, April 22, 2012 (Earth Day)
FREE!
First Street Green Art Park, 33 East 1st Street (between 1st and 2nd Avenues)
Meet at the First Street entrance from 2pm; performance starts at 2.30pm
Snacks, drinks, and other programming as well, see flyer below.

Subway: closest to the  2nd Avenue stop on the F train (take the 2nd Avenue exit); also nearby are the D, F, M, and 6 trains at Broadway Lafayette. **Please note that only DOWNTOWN F trains are stopping at the 2nd Av. stop this weekend.

 

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Inaugural Performance this Sunday at First Street Green!

April 19, 2012

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Hooray!
I am delighted to invite you to Scylla and Charybdis, a chapter of The Doors Project (and our official NYC premiere). The Doors Project has been invited to literally open the doors of First Street Green Art Park, where the BMW Guggenheim Lab was last autumn. Scylla and Charybdis will mark the first in a series of free, interactive, site-specific performances at First Street Green, with continued adventures planned for later in the season.

More details below. Hope to see you there!
xo Eryn
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Scylla and Charybdis
created and performed by Eryn Rosenthal and Rebeca Medina
concept, direction and text by Eryn Rosenthal
voice: Regina Bain
3pm Sunday, April 22, 2012 (Earth Day)
FREE!
First Street Green Art Park, 33 East 1st Street (between 1st and 2nd Avenues)
Meet at the First Street entrance from 2.30pm; performance starts at 3pm
Snacks, drinks, and other programming as well, see flyer above…
Subway: closest to the  2nd Avenue stop on the F train (take the 2nd Avenue exit); also nearby are the D, F, M, and 6 trains at Broadway Lafayette. **Please note that only DOWNTOWN F trains are stopping at the 2nd Av. stop this weekend.

www.erynrosenthal.com

 

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Deepest thanks, and best wishes for a fabulous 2012!

January 2, 2012

THANK YOU!!  YOU MADE THIS HAPPEN!!!

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Dearest friends and supporters,

Every New Years on the Iberian peninsula, as this clock you see pictured strikes twelve, Spaniards gulp one grape per clock strike and then promptly call their moms, if not already celebrating with them.  I’d like to “call out” each one of you for helping give birth to The Doors Project, and thank you for your deep belief and support that made 2011 such an incredible year.

Wishing you a healthy, happy 2012 filled with love, abundance, and art.  May all your dreams and doors swing open…

xox Eryn

Pictured above: Here is the life-sized doorframe on wheels we pushed through Madrid with architects and activists Loreto Ares, Miguel “Melo” Quintana, Joan Taipo-San, myself, and José Luís Cano Blanco. We unfurled this “Tú Aquí” sign as we arrived in La Puerta del Sol, whose iconic clocktower you see framed in our doorway 🙂 (Photos by Cecilia Ruiloba and José Jerónimo Sánchez; props to Cristhian Salazar for the sign, Cecilia, José Jerónimo, and the other members of our team in Madrid who helped design and build this doorway: Beatriz Velasco, Natalia Sánchez-Ton I Normand, and Jesús Escobar). More doors coming soon…

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Media love for The Doors Project!

November 12, 2011

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Just back from Spain!  Where The Doors Project headlined a festival!!! And made it onto PAGE ONE of La Guia del Ocio in Barcelona (see above–rough equivalent to Time Out in NYC), plus 6 other publications and 4 TV shows.  !

More important than any of that, though, was the deep response and connection we met with from audience members and general public of all stripes and sizes.  Super contenta estoy, although a bit linguistically confused, and in the middle of lots of plans and invitations to return! With a Dance and Democracy workshop I’ve been developing, plus some residencies and performances for The Doors Project.  Lots and lots to share…

Thank you so much to my incredible backers for your generous support of The Doors Project! YOU helped make this happen!

I’ll be sharing our adventures and plans in more detail (Madrid, Barcelona, Bilbao, Markina, El Escorial), and posting more images, video, translations and updates in the coming months, but in the meantime here’s a sampling of some of the press from Portas/ The Doors Project in Barcelona, where we performed as part of Festival Lilliput. Humbly and gratefully yours,

xox Eryn

EL PAIS:

El País, the Spanish-language paper of note, calls our performance “la gran apuesta” (roughly, what they’re putting all their chips on) in the 2011 edition of Festival Lilliput!  See the penultimate paragraph, below.

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20MINUTOS:

20minutos is the free newspaper distributed to commuters in Barcelona. It came out the morning of our performance with this photo of Ashley Macqueen and me by Ned Myerberg.  The article recommends our special kiosk-to-kiosk tour that evening where we danced in doorways, thresholds, and stairways throughout the narrow streets of old Barcelona.

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EL PERIODICO:

Columnist Edwin Winkels used Festival Lilliput to talk about the changing sociological, funding, and neighborhood landscapes of Barcelona; he prominently featured The Doors Project and called us “the main attraction” of the festival.  He also spoke about the project’s inspiration in the 15-M protest movement in La Puerta del Sol, Madrid.

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Photo above by Edwin Winkels, in Montserrat’s beautiful kiosk on Thursday afternoon, after my first press conference! Note the many legs with colorful hosiery.
Here in the photo with all the members of my team in Barcelona: Paolo Cingolani, the dancer I collaborated with in our kiosk performances in Festival Lilliput; and in the background you can see Marta Martínez and Sergio Herrero Serradilla having a doorway moment.
–Marta danced and co-created the movement with me for the special kiosk tour we led on opening night, mentioned above; she was also my trusted assistant and “outside eye” throughout the creation process.  Sergio, whom you may recognize from the photos on our Kickstarter page, was also an integral part of the co-creation process and accompanied our dance with spoken word and text at the end of each performance, underneath the archways in La Plaza de Bonsuccés. He and his mischievous megaphone also played a major role in our kiosk-to-kiosk tour. (Larger photos and video coming soon!)

 

EL PUNT AVUI:

Journalist María Palau said we prescribed “pills” of dance (to combat budget cuts and economic crisis) using doors as metaphors for human relationships.  Photo below by Andrei Puig captures the moment on opening night when I danced out our kiosk door onto the street, only to run into some lovely customers on their way in to buy hosiery. We got to share a very fun and spontaneous doorway moment (and a couple of gleeful “Olés”!).

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LA GUIA DEL OCIO, cover story and article:

La Guía del Ocio, roughly equivalent to Time Out in NYC, featured a picture of The Doors Project for their cover story, paying homage to “all things small.”  They understood doorways as the “contact space” between the public and the private: an integrated gateway to the tiny, ground floor family-owned businesses carved out of the stairways and entrance halls of many residential buildings throughout central Barcelona.

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(Photo of Ashley Macqueen and me by Ned Myerberg.)

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Empujamos juntos el marco de la puerta cuesta arriba hacia La Puerta del Sol!

October 14, 2011

IMG 2505 300x400 Empujamos juntos el marco de la puerta cuesta arriba hacia La Puerta del Sol!Hola compañeros, chulapos, campesinos, y campeones,

¡Feliz mani mañana, sábado! Nos juntamos el domingo en Madrid con una acción lúdica para celebrarlo–

Empujaremos el famoso marco de la puerta cuesta arriba hacia La Puerta del Sol.

17h30 Partimos de La Tabacalera 

c/Embajadores, junto a la Glorieta de Embajadores 

Metro: Embajadores

 

Si quieres, ven más pronto a las 16h30 y ayudas a los de la junta arquitectonica a hacer los últimos retoques y sacar el gran marco a la calle.  (a las 16h30 en La Nave Trapecio, el taller de La Tabacalera que ves en estas fotos; pasas al patio y está frente al bar.)

Cuando lleguemos a la Puerta del Sol, todo el mundo tendrá la oportunidad de traspasar el umbral de la puerta y sacar fotos divertidos con un cartelito que pone “Tú Aquí.”

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Cabe destacar el picaporte flotante, que no deja de provocarme una sonrisa.  ¡Muchísimas gracias de nuevo a Natalia, Cristhian, y co.!

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Y SI ESTAS EN BARCELONA

te quedan dos últimas oportunidades mañana, sábado para ver

Portas/ El Proyecto de Puertas

Carrer Bonsuccés, 12

sáb 13h y 19h

metro: Plaza de Catalunya

www.festivallilliput.es

–El pase que haremos a las 13h vendrá la Televisión Española a grabarlo. ( ATENTOS TODOS al televisor

el domingo de 19h-21h porque saldrá el reportaje en la 1 dentro del programa Gente. ! )

Ven con nosotros a la mani a las 17h, y luego a celebrarlo con nuestra ULTIMA FUNCION a las 19h.

Y mira en la primera página de La Guía del Ocio de Barcelona…

Todos los recortes de prensa en

www.festivallilliput.es

 

un beso enorme de acción y celebración,

Eryn

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¡ESTRENO DE PORTAS/ EL PROYECTO DE PUERTAS EN BARCELONA!

October 13, 2011

ESTA NOCHE 19h ESTRENAMOS PORTAS/ EL PROYECTO DE PUERTAS DENTRO DEL FESTIVAL LILLIPUT EN BARCELONA!

¡VENID!

Detalles:

Portas/ El Proyecto de Puertas

Carrer Bonsuccés, 12

jue 13, vie 14, sab 15 de oct: 19 h

Metro: Plaza de Catalunya

concepción y dirección: Eryn Rosenthal

movimiento: Paolo Cingolani y Eryn Rosenthal

voz: Sergio Herrero

***LUEGO, SOLO ESTA NOCHE:

A LAS 19H30, SALDREMOS PARA EL RECORRIDO QUIOSQUERO INAUGURAL DEL FESTIVAL. En el recorrido colabora conmigo abriendo espacios Marta Martínez de Aragón, mi gran amiga y anfitriona en Barcelona.  También esperamos vuestra participación en algunas interacciones quiosqueras.  🙂

Y ¡¡¡SALIMOS EN LA TELE!!!

Esta mañana hice mi primera rueda de prensa (!!!) con unos periodistas muy entrañables y majetes, y grabaron nuestro ensayo general, va a salir un reportaje sobre el festival en el programa Plá B de BTV.

Parte de lo de esta noche saldrá EN DIRECTO en el programa Connexió Barcelona, también en el canal BTV.

Más información sobre el festival en

www.festivallilliput.es

o…

EN EL ARTICULO DE ESTA MANANA EN EL PAIS, p5 de la sección Cataluña!!!

Os esperemos esta noche el el Carrer de Bonsuccés, 12 a las 19h.

un beso quiosquero

Eryn

 

p.d. Y ESTE DOMINGO, EN MADRID:

No lo perdéis, amigos madrileños, el empuje este domingo del marco de la puerta cuesta arriba hacia SOL! Saldremos de La Tabacalera a las 17h30.

Mas detalles manana…

¡BONSUCCES EN BARCELONA, ESTA NOCHE 19H!

October 13, 2011

ESTA NOCHE 19h ESTRENAMOS PORTAS/ EL PROYECTO DE PUERTAS DENTRO DEL FESTIVAL LILLIPUT EN BARCELONA!

¡VENID!

DETALLES:

Portas/ El Proyecto de Puertas

Carrer Bonsuccés, 12

jue 13, vie 14, sab 15 de oct: 19 h

Metro: Plaza de Catalunya


concepción y dirección: Eryn Rosenthal

movimiento: Paolo Cingolani y Eryn Rosenthal

voz: Sergio Herrero


***LUEGO, SOLO ESTA NOCHE:

A LAS 19H30, SALDREMOS PARA EL RECORRIDO QUIOSQUERO INAUGURAL DEL FESTIVAL. En el recorrido colabora conmigo abriendo espacios Marta Martínez de Aragón, mi gran amiga y anfitriona en Barcelona.  También esperamos vuestra participación en algunas interacciones quiosqueras.  🙂  

 

 

 

Y ¡¡¡SALIMOS EN LA TELE!!!

Esta mañana hice mi primera rueda de prensa (!!!) con unos periodistas muy entrañables y majetes, y grabaron nuestro ensayo general, va a salir un reportaje sobre el festival en el programa Plá B de BTV.


Parte de lo de esta noche saldrá EN DIRECTO en el programa Connexió Barcelona, también en el canal BTV. 


Más información sobre el festival en 

www.festivallilliput.es 

o…

EN EL ARTICULO DE ESTA MANANA EN EL PAIS, p5 de la sección Cataluña!!!


Os esperemos esta noche el el Carrer de Bonsuccés, 12 a las 19h.

un beso quiosquero

Eryn

 

p.d. Y ESTE DOMINGO, EN MADRID:
No lo perdéis, amigos madrileños, el empuje este domingo del marco de la puerta cuesta arriba hacia SOL! Saldremos de La Tabacalera a las 17h30.
Mas detalles manana…
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Kickstarter writes about us on their blog!

August 12, 2011

Holy moly

Elisabeth at Kickstarter just wrote this beautiful article about The Doors Project. Check it out!

Eryn Rosenthal’s The Doors Project: A Public Performance in the Doorways of Madrid

The Doors Project

by Eryn Rosenthal

The Doors Project is a series of site-specific performances in doorways around the world as envisioned by multidisciplinary performer Eryn Rosenthal. Her first series will take place in the doorways of Madrid, where Rosenthal formerly lived and studied as a Fulbright Scholar, and where city squares are often named for generations-old doors like Madrid’s La Puerta Del Sol, the recent site of massive public protests.
 Kickstarter writes about us on their blog!
According to Rosenthal, her Kickstarter project is “about how people can be doorways, and how what happens to someone on the other side of the planet can affect you because we all relate to and have to deal with change — political, familial, economic, intimate. This project is about those curveballs life throws you, and what’s revealed in that crucial ‘doorway moment’ of the way that you deal with it.” Rosenthal sees the door as revealing universality in “hyper-specific, place-related, identity-imprinting details.” The exploration and demonstration of how something deeply personal and unique can still communicate a shared experience is something we see a lot on Kickstarter, and it’s something we’re excited to see as expressed through movement and architecture.
 Kickstarter writes about us on their blog!
Beyond performance, Rosenthal intends to research, interview, photograph, and film the stories of those she encounters in various doorways. She hopes to make what she calls “doorway history kits,” to engage the local Madrid community both in her work and with each other. She plans to continue this collection, documentation, and performance beyond Madrid; to explore a variety of personal histories that have opened up various doorways (literal and metaphorical) around the world; to eventually merge all her materials into a coffee table book, and all her footage into a short film (“a la Alice in Wonderland,” as she describes it, “where a dance or a conversation starts in one place, travels through a doorway, and vhooom — you’re in another city, with completely different people”). Rosenthal clearly has a lot of passion, a lot of vision, and a lot of plans, and we can’t wait to see how she does in Madrid, her first doorway.
 Kickstarter writes about us on their blog!

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The Doors Project on Kickstarter

August 9, 2011

PROJECT SUMMARY

I’m Eryn, a Brooklyn-based choreographer/ playwright. I’m raising money to launch The Doors Project, a series of site-specific mini-performances in different doorways around the world.

WHY DOORWAYS? Doors are places where we meet the world; they’re also spaces of transition. So they’re very rich places to craft and set a story, and examine shifts in character and relationship. They’re also metaphor-packed, hyper-specific locations to examine larger historical transitions as well.

PUBLIC SPACE AND USING LIMITATIONS Most of the performances will be in public space, and the heart of the project is deeply related to that: using the limited space of a doorway within a very limited amount of time to open up our way of dealing with limitations and transitions that scare and befuddle us all. It’s about shifting our frame of reference—or just examining a situation or a door we rush through every day from a different perspective.

Read the rest on Kickstarter

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