The “Cooking with…” event that we auctioned in the benefit for Justin Bitner back in December was purchased by Bird Ross and Tom Loeser. A few weeks ago, we were finally able to schedule a weekend that was compatible to all parties. Read more…
Thanks to everyone who has participated in Café Allongé by attending a performance.
We’re hoping you had a great experience and that you are willing to share it with us. You can do this by posting a comment below or by sending us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If by any chance you did not receive a souvenir mug when you attended one of our performances, write to us at email@example.com and we’ll arrange to get one to you.
We’ll be hosting a party to celebrate the project in late January at which you will have the opportunity to speak with all the performers. More details coming soon.
Laurie Beth and Michael
On Friday night October 4th I had the thrilling experience of zipping around downtown to check on the 6 performances from the Café Allongé project that were happening almost simultaneously. Like so much else about the project, this enriched my sense of Madison’s geography and culture and yet again made me appreciate this town.
We’ve had a thrilling time preparing a city-wide festival of coffee-shop performances for the Wisconsin Triennial. A revival of an idea we built for one weekend in Montreal in 2011, this Café Allongé features 16 perrformances in 16 coffee shops with performances running for three months!
Information about the project, descriptions of performances, bios of performers, and a link to sign up for performance dates can be found at cafeallonge.net. Our page on the Triennial website. Follow us on Twitter: @Spatcode or #Allonge.
We loved the Montreal project, but making the piece at home in Madison, with time to get to know cafe owners and staff, and to work with performers developing their work in the coffee shop they love, has been even better. The three-month run should be really interesting, as pieces evolve and performers become fixtures in their cafes. The development experience has also deepened our appreciation of the depth and breadth of Madison’s coffee cuiture. We’re honored to be making what is really our public Madison debut through the Triennial, and deeply grateful to the folks at MMoCA, all the cafes, and especially the amazing, brave, sensitive, and dedicated performers.