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Shredded $1.4 million Banksy print may be worth much more now

Last week, a framed copy of Banksy's "Girl with Balloon" shredded itself just moments after it had been auctioned off for the huge sum of $1.4 million at Sotheby's auction house.

Woman stabbed at art show, onlookers think it's 'performance art'

Miami - Patrons at a Miami art show on Friday thought they were watching performance art, but what they were actually watching was a violent crime. During a show at Art Basel Miami, a woman stabbed another woman in the arms and neck.

Review: Lucent Dossier brings 'Light Of The World' tour to New York City Special

Lucent Dossier, a performance arts troupe from Los Angeles, is currently touring the U.S. On Thursday, May 29th they stopped in Manhattan at Webster Hall.

Oral storyteller explains the magic of his craft Special

Bangalore - Stories have the ability to reach out to people, young and old, and take us on a journey. If the teller of the story has that particular gift of magic in his/her veins, you can get swept away very easily into other, fantastic lands.

Lucent Dossier announce first U.S. headlining tour

After taking a few minutes to catch their collective breath from their appearances at Coachella, burlesque cirque troupe Lucent Dossier is back at it.

15th edition of 'Montréal en Lumiére'

Montreal - On now until March 2nd, MONTRÉAL EN LUMIÈRE (MEL) will celebrate its 15th edition with an incredible presentation of performing arts.

Op-Ed: SummerWorks Performance Festival — Toronto August 8 to 18 Special

Toronto - SummerWorks is one of Toronto's most innovative annual theatre festivals. Now in its 23rd year, a feat in itself, this is an opportunity to see ground-breaking, thought provoking, and challenging works by the city's best local talent.

Alberta art instructor fired over chicken killing project

Calgary - Gord Ferguson, a longtime teacher at the Alberta College of Art and Design (ACAD), has been fired after a performance art project that involved a student slaughtering a chicken. He plans to appeal.

Calgary art student kills chicken for project, may face charges

Calgary - The killing of the chicken by slitting its throat was done as part of an art project. But some students were upset by the act and called Calgary police.

Performance artist reveals plans for new art centre

Hudson - Marina Abramovic, the performance artist, plans to open a $15 million new art centre in upstate New York. The construction site, formerly a tennis building, will be part art centre, part school, Abromovic revealed.

Lilly McElroy throws herself at men — literally Special

When you hear stories about a woman throwing herself at a man, the accompanying image is probably not what you would imagine.

Opera Boston sings its final aria

Boston - The Cutler Majestic Theatre, Boston MA, will go dark on Jan. 1 as Opera Boston closes its doors for good. This jaw-dropping news came mid-season and right before Christmas.

Dallas Symphony Orchestra almost bankrupt

Dallas - With more than 110 years of history serving the downtown Dallas arts community, the Dallas Symphony Orchestra is hanging on for its economic life.

Woman gives birth as performance art piece at public gallery

New York - No, it wasn't that she had trouble getting to the hospital on time. A Brooklyn female artist decided to make the birth of her baby performance art at a public gallery and it went off without a hitch. Baby and mom are doing fine.

Aussie man implants ear into forearm

The headline for this article sounds like something you'd read in a supermarket tabloid. But in this case, it is absolutely true; a Melbourne artist had it done in 2007 and pictures are making their way around the Internet now.

Life in a Glass House

Talk about living your work. Ye Fu and Hairong Tiantian are living in a glass house for a month as a performance arts piece. Their two room all glass residence is located at Beijing's 798 Factory modern art gallery.

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Cutler Majestic Theatre
Cutler Majestic Theatre
See here is one of Sha Sha Higby s dance costumes displayed as sculpture. All of her works serve to ...
See here is one of Sha Sha Higby's dance costumes displayed as sculpture. All of her works serve to help her in her dance performances.
Diane Poinski, courtesy of Sha Sha Higby
File photo: Newborn female infant  seconds after delivery
File photo: Newborn female infant, seconds after delivery
Ernest F (CC BY-SA 3.0)
A more up close view of the intricate work of Sha Sha Higby s sculpture-costume.
A more up close view of the intricate work of Sha Sha Higby's sculpture-costume.
Courtesy of Sha Sha Higby
A photograph from one of Joseph Beuys  performance art shows. This one involved the artist spending ...
A photograph from one of Joseph Beuys' performance art shows. This one involved the artist spending three days in a room in New York with a coyote.
Scenes from Webster Hall 5/29
Scenes from Webster Hall 5/29
Actors performing to the passing crowds at Kew Gardens.
Actors performing to the passing crowds at Kew Gardens.

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