Posts tagged #nancy manocherian

Life is Never Still


"Life is Never Still"

It's all about movement in time... We think about a still life as capturing a moment, but moments are never static.
Sometime last summer I met with John in his studio. I love Asian influenced art, so I was smitten with Johns work and we planned a show. Several days later, Eunbi Kim walked into the cell to explain her proposal for a music/performance piece, "Murakami Music." She told us the work was based on the magical novels of Haruki Murakami, using the Beatles' Norwegian Wood and other songs he uses in his novels, as well as incorporating recited passages, read by Laura Yumi Snell. Immediately I responded. I had just read Murakami's Norwegian Wood and flashed on John's haunting paintings which include literary quotes. Both John's and Murakami's subjects are dreamlike studies in displacement. These conjured images seemed like a perfect match for a gesamtkuntswerk. We immediately enlisted Jeremy Bloom to put the pieces together for I am excited for the opening and am looking forward to living with John's magical images in our space.

Posted on September 9, 2012 and filed under Un-Blog Me!.

Midsummer is Back

Theater for the New City, Crystal Field, Executive Artistic Director, in association with the cell,

A Twenty First Century Salon


, present The Hive's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S ^ Queer DREAM

This is not your grandmother’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, but one for 21st century NYC—a modern re-imagining of Shakespeare’s classic, which casts Hermia and Lysander as lesbian lovers with Demetrius and Helena as a gay couple. In the midst of the national gay marriage controversies, this production exposes contemporary America's sexual hang-ups and resistance to gay marriage. Concepts of what constitutes gender, sexual orientation and power will be explored and exploded! A wild bacchanal of every fetish imaginable--filled with delectable and dangerous fairies straight out of everyone’s fantasies and fears.

Performances @ Theater for the New City, 155 First Avenue (Between 9th & 10th St.)

Wednesday - Sunday, 8pm 

Additional 3pm performance Saturday, May 5th and 12th

Closing Night, Saturday May 19, 2012



$25 General Admission

$20 Students / Seniors

click above logo to purchase tix


Visit The Hive for more information

Posted on May 4, 2012 and filed under Un-Blog Me!.

Make Art Not War

While the reviews for both our Irish plays, Rated P and Russian Transport have been excellent, I can't figure out why everyone hasn't yet seen them. People, please come out and support not-for-profit theater! Your tax-deductible dollars would be better spent on art than wasted on the wars waged by the crazy politicians who are making a big show of this ridiculous presidential campaign. What kind of world do we want to live in? One of greed and gore, or one of peace and beauty? You tell me. Check out the Irish cell review in Back Stage!

Posted on March 8, 2012 and filed under Un-Blog Me!.


Aida Scillar Jones-Ly, the creation of Garlia and Sulei, was born February 23rd at 2:06pm, weighing in at 7.5 lbs. 
Totally gorgeous. Congrats on a job well done! 




Posted on February 24, 2012 and filed under Un-Blog Me!.

Oh, what a night!

Oh, what a night!

They knotted their ties and tied the knot. The sublime dinner at Per Se was the perfect complement to the sublimely simple ceremony to legalize the union of my son, Jesse, with his partner of 9 years, Adrian. How great to live in a state that, at long last, allows us a simple human love.

Posted on February 17, 2012 and filed under Un-Blog Me!.

All things must pass

Martin Scorsese's recent documentary on George Harrison filled me with a deep spiritual satisfaction, both rare and beautiful. As I grapple with the deaths of my friend, Elana, and of my brother, Larry, near the 47th anniversary of my father's passing, I reach for the kind of solace Harrison exuded and Scorsese captured and illuminated in his exquisite film. I am reminded of the song and biblical sentiment, "All things must pass." Indeed. Grief is a mysterious thing. As I go through my daily activities, I find myself at once mourning my loss, as if a part of myself has died with those I love, and celebrating my incredible good fortune; I'm here! Life is sweet and tragic. The end of a short life is tragic while the end of suffering is sweet. Holding these thoughts and emotions in balance is my challenge, maybe the challenge. Many wonderful memories sustain me, as does the music of George Harrison. Who can't relate to the haunting lyrics and chords of "While my Guitar Gently Weeps," or the meditative chant of "My Sweet Lord?" My spiritual quest ebbs and flows like the poignant music of George Harrison. All things must pass is a bittersweet refrain. Time is precious, its passage inevitable. This is my last blog of the year, my last weekly blog, a bittersweet decision. Meantime, enjoy the moment. All things must pass.

Posted on December 23, 2011 and filed under Un-Blog Me!.