Wednesday, October 21, 2015
In Context: The Exalted
The Exalted, featuring Theo Bleckmann and Carl Hancock Rux, comes to BAM on October 28. Context is everything, so get even closer to the production with this curated selection of articles and videos related to the show. After you've attended the show, let us know what you thought below and by posting on social media using #TheExalted.
The Exalted (PDF)
On Carl Einstein (Trashface.com)
Count the introduction of African sculpture to Europe as among Einstein’s many contributions.
African Influences in Modern Art (MetMuseum.org)
More on the influences of Negerplastik in modern art from the Metropolitan Museum.
Watch & Listen
Carl Hancock Rux, Renaissance Man (NPR)
An Obie-winning playwright, poet, novelist, and recording artist, Rux does it all.
Carl Hancock Rux and Gerald Clayton in WNYC’s Greene Space (WNYC)
Rux lays spoken-word poetry over a bed of lush jazz piano.
Theo Bleckmann sings “Lili Marleen” (YouTube)
An ambient sound cloud swirls behind Bleckmann’s arrangement of the German love song, made famous by Marlene Dietrich.
Women in Theater: Anne Bogart (YouTube)
“If the act of fighting back is an act of winning,” says Bogart, “then making theater in this country is also an act of winning.”
Classic Clips: Anne Bogart (YouTube)
The director discusses directing philosophies and a life in theater.
Now your turn...
What did you think of the show? Tell us what's on your mind in the comments below and on social media using #TheExalted.