||[Apr. 13th, 2012|09:41 am]
http://OnTheBoards.tv, which so far has published 22 professionally-filmed HD recordings of On the Boards performances (plus a few from NYC's Performance Space 122). I suggested that, due to the wide variation in nature, content, and frankly quality for experimental (or at least just modern) theatre and choreography, this kind of work could be ideally suited for such a subscription arrangement.A few weeks ago I mentioned |
Having now watched substantial portions of all 22 of those performance recordings, I can confirm this is the case.
Had I seen them live, there was one I would have walked out on almost immediately, about a third I would have walked out on at intermission, about a third I would have sat through mainly out of curiousity rather than enjoyment, and slightly less than a third I would have enjoyed but not enough to go out of my way to see work by the same artist again, but ONE (well two but both by the same artist) I enjoyed so much that I'll go out of my way to see its company live if they ever come to Seattle again.
Finding that one company was a perfectly reasonable time investment thanks to the ability to sample the full-length performances online, but absolutely would not have been otherwise.
For anyone curious, this company was NYC's "Temporary Distortion," which coherently combines theatre, film, and sculpture. See http://temporarydistortion.com