You can see some of the material submitted to the site by going to the
"Featured Bytes" page, there is a link on the bottom grey scroll bar once you
get past the splash page...there you can read poetry, suggestions for improvs,
see some of the dance phrases etc....
The stuff on that page will be part of the material used in the performance...
>Who will perform?
I've hired 22 dancers who will begin rehearsals in August with some of the
material collected....and I'm engaging other performers for the other venues...
As far as your take on Faust ("perhaps the
FAUST material is so burdened for me, so stuck in the historical-cultural deep
consciousness of my formation that I am revulsed either way")etc...Our aim was
to add some levity to the project....sorry it pushed the wrong
buttons....perhaps you could submit something that reflects your experience?
>The STEIN platform is another question - are you hoping for STEIN works or for
>new original poetry by others?
I'm hoping for whatever people want to write but we do not ask for people to
write in the style of Stein (frankly, I think that is a sure fire prescription
for BAD writing, Stein was such an original, you really couldn't write in her
style without it sounding like parody...), the instructions on the site ask
people to look at the four color photos taken from Bryant Park that we post on
that page (each week I post four NEW photos) and let then let the photos
inspire creative writing....we've received some really nice work and you can
see it on the Featured Bytes page.....it's sort of like site-specific
poetry....On the Featured Bytes page you can the photos and the words inspired
Anyway....thanks for taking the time to see the site....if you didn't see the
Promenade page, take another look......I would also encourage you to visit the
Dodge stage, we are asking for 60 second monologues on any topic that is on
I would think that site (Dodge) would be a great one for the folks on this
list...we all think a lot about a lot of things....one of the reasons why I
like this list so much....it is made up of a lively group of folks doing lots
of different things but with much thought and consideration....anyway..
Johannes, thanks again for your time and thoughts...
By the way, I LOVED your description of the Stein performance with food and
music....it's funny because one of the off shoots of Webbed Feats (and I've
mentioned this to several folks while developing this project) could very well
be Webbed FEASTS....whereas the online community collaborates on the creation
of a MEAL (and performance) and then we produce it...this could be a project
that is then done in different cities so that the people who collaborated can
then take part in it (either it's creation or it's digestion)....or that the
meals are prepared simultaneously in different locations...etc...
Anyway...From Webbed Feats to Webbed Feasts....dinner is served.....
I very much wish I was across the sea (I lived in France for 8 years and
consider Europe a second home....).....
Packer Collegiate Institute
Brooklyn, NY USA