Genre: Drama, Dance, Musical, Other
Written and Directed by Esther Neff, Music by Brian McCorkle, Choreography by Lindsey Drury

Any Size Mirror is a Dictator is 156 hours of new music and text entwined with task-based choreography. Transposing ideation directly into performance as learning processes, decision-making procedures, and theory-to-form actualizations, Any Size Mirror is a Dictator is a structure about structures. The work is accompanied by a Book containing scores, systems, and notes.

The space is de-hierarchized; audiences are free to come and go and to roam the gallery over the course of each 6-hour performance. Two teams of performers work towards construction of each live performance. The first team, a “rehearsive” cast of performers, uses the opera Book, 41+ fragments and memorized choreographic tasks, text, and through-written music. The performance of this material is an object comprising many smaller objects and attempts to close itself aesthetically around nothing but itself, becoming “Totally Relational Art” in its dedicated attempts to “accurately reflect” auto poetic cultural components, including definably cause-and-effect (Totally Relational) relationships between bodies, objects, perceived contextual frames, and concepts as scores for best practices. The second team, a “recursive” cast, refracts the material of the first team's rehearsed opera through a lens of analysis, explication, and contextualization derived from their own enculturated methodologies. 

About the Company: Panoply Performance Laboratory

PPL gathers itself around ideological structures, modes of production, and dialogics via the mediums of social performance and performance projection. Embracing forms of non-autonomous interactivity, embodying states which practice groundswell, grassroots, conversation, demonstration, and theorization, the entity remains unbounded by discipline, field, or any other empiric realities, as such, while operating critically as part of many. 

A time-based schema of durational practice roughly follows: 1.) research processes researched via research—form always TBA 2.) discourses performed as performances—Focus Workshops, interviews, conferences, panels and roundtables 3.) formalization of experience into codified cultural dialogics –collaborative rehearsal processes and social arts practices 4.) performance projections of art attempted in theoretical modeling as process—performance art and opera. 

Each of the modes comprised by these procedural practices emphasizes social performance processes which historicize, enculturate, analyze, theorize, and make meaning from the meat of materiality and the somatic psychoses of consciousness.

Projects are lead by Esther Neff and Brian McCorkle with a flexible collective of ongoing and project-based collaborators. 

Open:   10/19/14
Close:   10/19/14

Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, 3-9pm (audiences are free to come and go as they wish):10/19/2014:
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