Growing Audiences: Canary Reaches Further
From dance and theater works to avant-garde music festivals and high-tech, interactive public art installations, Canary clients kept local, national and foreign-language press on their toes this fall. We’ve worked with these clients to create targeted messages that appeal to local and national press, expanding their reach and drawing new audiences. Read on for some highlights of our recent media relations work. (Pictured: Margaret Leng Tan, part of “Cage: Beyond Silence” presented by Bowerbird)
“A key goal was making a work that’s as big as the sky overhead also as personal as each individual message. Lozano-Hemmer is mindful of light’s power to intimidate as well as illuminate and the relationship of searchlights with both celebration and entrapment.”
–JoAnn Loviglio, Associated Press. Picked up by nearly 40 outlets throughout the country, including the Washington Post, Boston Globe, San Francisco Chronicle, The Huffington Post, Salon and BBC.com.
Bowerbird – Cage: Beyond Silence through January 20
“The eager group of young musicians seems poised to begin playing. Expectation is in the air. But no sound or motion is coming from anybody. Is it a joke? Mass catatonia? Four minutes later, there’s still no sound, and then …
You can guess the rest. It’s the greatest hit by maverick musical folk hero John Cage, whose 1952 piece 4’33” calls for four minutes and 33 seconds of silence. It’s typical Cage: maddeningly simple performance directions with open-ended results. Even silence, in his world, has infinite varieties.”
–David Patrick Stearns, The Philadelphia Inquirer
“This creative project challenges its participants to re-think the nature of what we call performance, to question the confines of what we call community, and to reflect upon the boundaries of ‘home’ as a private or public space. The project invites us to meet our neighbors, to start a physical conversation, and to remember that dance and theater have the power to create the most intimate experiences possible.”
– Hallie Sekoff, The Huffington Post
Hitting international notes with this season’s The Liar, Danièle L. Thomas Easton wrote “Le Menteur de Corneille revisité par David Ives” [translation: “Corneille’s The Liar revisited by David Ives”] for France-Amèrique, and Arturo Varela profiled costume designer Maggie Baker for the Spanish-language publication Al Dia.
“At 73, she has spent more than 50 years pitching dynamic gestural painting up against the cool austerity of the grid. The result is an oeuvre that is resolutely idiosyncratic and canonical at the same time. In her work, the personal reveals itself incrementally through an ever-shifting abstract language invented to express the artist’s compound identity as a woman, lesbian and Jew. This desire to explore the empirical through nonobjective painting is what makes Fishman an important forerunner of much of the painting we see today.”
– Carrie Moyer, Art in America
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