So often presenters, festivals, and venues do not have access to artists and works that haven’t traveled outside their city or country of origin, and artists do not have access to survey the work of peers that might be working in sympathetic modalities. Contemporary Performance sees a need to give artists, presenters, and others in the field an opportunity to start new working relationships. The Almanac—as an extension of the Contemporary Performance Network—aims to meet that need, and to aid discovery, spark curiosity, and facilitate exchange.
We’re continually excited to see the breadth of disciplines practiced by the participants and the global scope of the contributions. Inside the pages of this Almanac are the artworks described by the artists in their own words: eloquent, challenging, provocative and urgent. Enjoy.