"I feel like it's something I had been wanting without knowing it." - Khaela Maricich on REHEARSAL

REHEARSAL a works-in-progress showing of various types of performance works wherein I invite an artist to show a performance piece. At each of these events, the artist presents her work, and then a modestly sized audience and I engage the artist and each other in a feedback session. What happens during these exchanges is an event that is supportive, generative and nurturing for all of those involved. We come together under the absolute expectation of respect and concern for the artist, disregarding considerations of quality. As the moderator, I provide a structure that supports audience members to express their experience of the performance event. These showings/feedback sessions are not meant to be a critique of the work; rather, they are meant to be a collective processing of a shared moment. Individuals are able to see how they connect to one another through the object of the performance, and provide rich feedback to an artist in an early and perhaps vulnerable stage of their work.

REHEARSAL has been in residence at Launchpad (Brooklyn), the Invisible Dog Art Center (Brooklyn) and at the Knockdown Center (Maspeth). REHEARSAL will be holding it's next event at Cage on the Lower East Side this February. Check 'UPCOMING' for future dates.

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REHEARSAL is a fiscally sponsored member of New York Live Arts, Inc., a non-profit tax-exempt organization. Contributions in support of REHEARSAL'S work are greatly appreciated and may be made payable to New York Live Arts, Inc., earmarked for “the New York Live Arts member project of REHEARSAL. A description of the work and current project activities for which such contributions will be used are available from REHEARSAL or New York Live Arts, upon request. All contributions are fully deductible to the extent allowed by law. (Note: A copy of New York Live Arts’ latest annual financial report filed with the New York State Department of State may be obtained by writing to the N.Y.S. Dept. of State, Charities Registration, 162 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY, 12231, or to New York Live Arts, 219 West 19th Street, New York, NY, 10011)