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PERFORMA05 has been curated by a consortium of independent organizers and curators at New York's leading arts organizations. Each curator was invited to propose a program especially for PERFORMA05 that focused on performance by visual artists. Proposals were reviewed by PERFORMA's director and curatorial team, with the goal of providing a broad spectrum of opinion on contemporary performance in the visual arts. Some venues invited additional proposals from independent curators. With a total of 98 artists at more than 20 venues, PERFORMA05 reflects the selection of fourteen active curators.

LAURIE SIMMONS: The Music of Regret

SALON 94
Performance
November 20, 4 & 5 PM

Artist Laurie Simmons will present her first live performance alongside Acts I & III of her film The Music of Regret, as part of PERFORMA05. Simmons??s directorial debut The Music of Regret is a mini-musical in three acts, which examines the mundane challenges of modern living in three tales of disappointment and regret.

Incorporating cinema, musical theater, puppetry, and dance, the film features key players from Simmons??s oeuvre, including her walking objects, ventriloquist dummies and vintage puppets. Simmons??s characters stage scenes from ???real life?? – suburban tragedy, speed dating, and Broadway auditions.

The Music of Regret is directed and co-written by Laurie Simmons and Matthew Weinstein. Director of Photography is Ed Lachman (???Far from Heaven???); music by composer Michael Rohatyn; choreography by by Helen Picket, and with dancers from the Ailey Studios.

Commissioned by Salon 94. Co-produced by Salon 94 and PERFORMA.