On April 20th, 2014, This Is Not A Theatre Company restaged two of Allen Kaprow's Happenings as part of the exhibit "Allen Kaprow. Other Ways" at the Fundacio Antoni Tapies in Barcelona. Kaprow, a performance artist known for developing the concept of a 'happening' in the 1950s and 60s, described it as "A game, an adventure, a number of activities engaged in by participants for the sake of playing...events that, simply put, happen." The participatory and interactive nature of a 'happening' ensures that each one is a totally unique theatrical/performance experience that cannot be recreated.
This Is Not A Theatre Company staged two of Kaprow's happenings - Toothbrushing Piece ("performed privately with friends") and Pose ("Carrying chairs through the city. Sitting down here and there. Photographed. Pix left on the spot. Going on")
Nothing like brushing your teeth with your director and sitting in the middle of a trafficky NYC street.
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