Thursday, November 5, 2009

new photos RETTOCAMME pics on Flickr

Photo by John Frame of a recent site-specific RETTOCAMME performance at the chashama Film Festival Final Cut Lounge on the corner of 43rd and 3rd in conjunction with our February Project Pictures installation.

Click here to find more new photos in the RETTOCAMME group pool on Flickr:

Sunday, October 11, 2009

RETTOCAMME at the Final Cut Lounge

RETTOCAMME presents The February Project 09 Pictures
chashama Film Festival : Final Cut Lounge
679 Third Avenue at 43rd Street
October 22-26, 2009

RETTOCAMME presents February Project 09 Pictures: concept and installation by Emma Cotter, featuring photography by Carla Coria, John Frame, Robert Fournier, Robert Gorski and Ryan Roth. All images were captured during an intimate one-hour live performance event earlier this year at Triskelion Arts in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Emma Cotter curates a selection from the hundreds of photographs, reconstructing the evening on two-dimensional surfaces, including the lounge windows. Multiple angles of spontaneous, bizarre moments, glimpses of the audience and portraits of musicians reveal endless perspectives.

Site-specific RETTOCAMME dance performances will occur Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 at 4 p.m. outside the chashama Film Festival lounge.

To gain entrance to the lounge you must hold a festival pass or single screening ticket ($7).

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

"Stir Crazy" by Ryan Roth

Frequent RETTOCAMME collaborator Ryan Roth presents "Stir Crazy" at the DUMBO Arts Festival this weekend. (Emma Cotter participates in the installation Friday night and Saturday till 5.)

From the press release: "Stir Crazy: Come see Ryan Roth, forced by these economic times into the endangered, caged and untamed, business werewolf. Performance times: Fri. 8-9PM; Sat. 12-9PM; Sun. 12-9PM"

Full press release:

Ryan Roth's website:

Monday, August 17, 2009

RWP54321 now has a YouTube Channel

Another way to view the collection of videos contributed to the RETTOCAMME Web Project:

Only two contributions so far, but stay tuned, I know there are many in the works!

Sunday, August 9, 2009

bottle cap troubles...

The RETTOCAMME Craft store on Etsy received legal notice from the representative of a major beer company this week:

"__________ has been engaged by ________ to help control the use of its marks. You are receiving this letter because ___________ has received information that you are advertising and/or selling products bearing one or more of the __________ marks, or confusingly similar derivations thereof. We understand that the inclusion of the __________ marks on your products may have been an oversight. However, on behalf of _________, __________ must demand that you discontinue your advertisement and sale of these products."

Hopefully I have not offended anyone else in this manner. (I still have half a kitchen full of beer caps that would have otherwise ended up in a landfill!)

As a graphic designer I have a great appreciation for the effort that goes into creating an effective logo and did not intend to insult anyone's brand. I enjoy giving these images another life especially since they are usually purchased by an avid fan of the beer in question. -Emma

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Friday, July 17, 2009

postcards for RWP54321

Guidelines and Instructions for RWP54321 on a 3" x 4" postcard.
These will soon be found at dance studios around NYC.
Please email if you wish to receive one in the mail.

Logo and postcard by Emma Cotter. RETTOCAMME Design copyright 2009

Sunday, June 14, 2009

RETTOCAMME at Sunday Best

After spending most of the weekend frolicking on the Parade Grounds of Governor's Island with some very cooperative musicians, Aaron and I created a little impromptu performance at Brooklyn Yard inspired by the awesome DJs and bizarre environment.
(Masks by Ryan Roth. Photo by Margaret Browne. )

Friday, June 12, 2009

Comet Tamer

Comet Tamer is the developing RETTOCAMME musical ensemble directed by composer Jordan Mclean (Anitbalas, Fire of Space, Sway Machinery). In addition to Mr. Mclean, recent contributing musicians have included Ty Bertrand, Kristian Borysevicz, Luke Damrosch, Jeremiah Lockwood and Chris Kuklis.

This weekend, in RETTOCAMME at Work, for Figment 09 on Governor's Island, three more musicians will join in the process: Mikel Campbell, Josh Landress and Dary John Mizelle.

Photo of Jordan McLean by Robert Fournier

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Figment 2009

RETTOCAMME will be presented
at Figment 2009 on Governor's Island
more details to come...

photo by John Frame of Emma Cotter on Governor's Island.

Art v.s. Design

Dear artists and designers:
Artist Wanted is having an interesting competition
Dear friends of RETTOCAMME:
Please check out the RETTOCAMME Design entry
(the highest rated portfolio will receive the People's Choice Award)

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Amato Opera - closing after 61 years?!

I have been meaning to go to the Amato Opera for years and Christa (thank you!) had an extra ticket for last night's production of "The Marriage of Figaro". It was a wonderful NYC experience and the four hours flew by. Tea and homemade cookies at the first intermission helped. I can't believe this place is closing after 61 years!
Amato Opera website:

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

RETTOCAMME and Earth Day

A few of the RETTOCAMME Craft products received a very nice mention in this Earth Day Blog...
new item! Bottle cap thumbtacks to compliment our wine cork cork boards!

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Impulse Manifold

Bent Festival at the Tank
tonight 7 -11 p.m.

Emma Cotter performs in Tristan Perich's Impulse Manifold for 5 dancers and 18 modified televisions.

more info here: Bent 2009

The Tank is at 354 west 45th street

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

the raw and the cooked

Aaron Singer (formerly Graham) and Emma Cotter partake in a "raw collaboration" with other dancers and musicians at the Tank in Midtown tonight at 9:30 p.m.

Chris Kuklis, a musician recently featured in RETTOCAMME's "February Project", is also on the program!

The Tank
The Raw and the Cooked

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Monday, April 6, 2009

60x60 Dance at Galapagos

RETTOCAMME returns to 60x60 at Galapagos in DUMBO
Elisa LaBelle and Emma Cotter perform:
Minute #4 Tuesday, April 7th
Minute #47 Wednesday, April 8th
8 p.m.

Friday, April 3, 2009

Mr. & Mrs. Singer

Congratulations from RETTOCAMME!

RETTOCAMME Design: custom invitations

A recent invitation designed by Emma Cotter for a wintry wedding in the beatiful setting of Steamboat Springs, Colorado. Please visit the RETTOCAMME website for more examples of custom invitations. A full portfolio is available for viewing by apoointment.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

paper recycling bins

More new products on RETTOCAMME Craft!
Colorful bins made from recycled paper for sorting your recycled paper.
Check them out! Various colors and custom orders available.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

busy weekend...

The aforementioned bottle cap table runner is now listed on Etsy , along with some other new items, including a nifty little corkboard:

Bottle Cap Table Runner from RETTOCAMME Craft

In addition to sewing bottle caps and slicing wine corks, experienced some cool music this weekend...

Friday night at the Pandora's Box Social with DJ Doug Singer of the brothers'brothers (another RETTOCAMME collaborator from our days at the Jonathan Shorr Gallery!)

and Saturday night at LES Estates with DROID, another edgy musical group featuring RETTOCAMME musical director Jordan McLean. (above picture of DROID by Emma Cotter)

Friday, March 13, 2009

bottle cap table runner

Newest bottle cap creation! 100 caps, 25 varieties.
Not yet available on Etsy- trying to decide on a good price!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

the sway machinery

Last night, went to a Purim carnival featuring dear friends The Sway Machinery at the Sixth Street Community Synagogue. So much fun...wacky costumes, blown speakers, Colt 45 and incredible musicians. They've got more gigs lined up in San Fran, Austin and NYC- don't miss them!

photo by Emma Cotter; Jordan Mclean (RETTOCAMME musical director) on trumpet at the Sway Machinery Purim Throw Down.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

the crazy piano guy

In 2004, RETTOCAMME sublet the Wings Theatre in Greenwich Village from this crazy talented piano player, Colin Huggins, and presented our first evening length work, Treading Water. Colin also acted as our stage manager and lighting designer. Lately he has been the "crazy piano guy" in the subway and just booked a slot on America's Got Talent...check out these articles in the Daily News and the New York Times
photo by Emma Cotter. taken in Union Square on 2/5/09

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Paul Taylor at City Center

Going to see the Paul Taylor Dance Company tonight at City Center. Haven't read the Times review, but looking forward to seeing his new work Beloved Renegade and of course to the brilliant dancing of old friend and classmate Julie Tice (who was an artistic adviser for our February Project!)

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

so many pictures

Five photographers participated in "The February Project".

Four were on stage in the midst of the action: Robert Fournier, John Frame, Robert Gorski and Ryan Roth.

The fifth photographer, Carla Coria, captured the audience's perspective.

All five have contributed images to the RETTOCAMME Flickr photo group which also includes some stunning moments from the RETTOCAMME at Work series and other performances.

above photo from RETTOCAMME at Work by Robert Fournier

bottle cap craft

The latest bottle cap trivet from RETTOCAMME Craft
available on Etsy

RETTOCAMME Craft was recently featured online in:
Top Ten Beer Gadgets

All proceeds directly fund RETTOCAMME dance performances!
Many new projects, both craft and dance, in the works...
Have bottle caps to donate to RETTOCAMME? let us know

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

friends in town

Tonight! Off to see former classmate Leyya Tawil perform at Dance New Amsterdam and then on to Zebulon to see more friends, old and new, in Stuart Bogie's Super Human Happiness!

Sunday, March 1, 2009

The February Project began...

Welcome to the RETTOCAMME blog: an extension of our official website: and a place to witness the elements directly affecting our creative process.

We recently introduced "The February Project", an infinite, process-oriented performance event. The first chapter occurred at Triskelion Arts in Williamsburg, Brooklyn and consisted of a highly structured improvisation for 4 dancers, 4 photographers and 4 musicians. During the course of the performances, hundreds of photographs were taken, many can be found in the RETTOCAMME flickr group, but we are working on a more formal presentation/installation of these images.

Lots of projects in the works for spring/summer. RETTOCAMME returns to the 60x60 festival at Galapagos in April and is planning some wild outdoor explorations in collaboration with RETTOCAMME music director Jordan McLean.

photo by John Frame from dress rehearsal of "The February Project" 2009