CALVIN KLEIN has been developing the rapture will be televised series since 2011. In what began as an investigation of disaster fantasy, the rapture will be televised III has evolved into the number one most viewed show anywhere. This potpourri of famous guests, original musical acts, wild animal stars, and hilarious sketches have kept this show at the top of pop culture conversation for over 3 years!
The show pioneers a new dawn of sensational entertainment to draw a wide range of audiences. With pride, CALVIN KLEIN can say that the rapture will be televised III never misses a beat, and never fails to please!
the rapture will be televised III was seen in it’s original form in the 100grad festival 2012, and hasn’t stopped delighting both live studio audiences and viewers at home since!
CALVIN KLEIN was founded in 2011 by Alexander Coggin, Michael Norton and Jessica Lauren Elizabeth Taylor. The three performers participate in various mediums within an art context. Having come together under the umbrella of theater, they engage in a collaborative arena that combines this with dance, performance, video, and music.CALVIN KLEIN challenges themselves to make genre-specific performance creating parameters that adapt to each piece. Over-saturation is ever present is their work, yet mundanity and the commonplace are highly valued. CALVIN KLEIN explores interpersonal relationships and the dualities of emotional experience that lie within them.
Their series, the rapture will be televised, has been shown in Hebbel-Am Ufer’s 100Grad Festival, the English Theater Berlin and curated at Kunstfabrik Berlin in collaboration with AUNTS IS DANCE(NYC), at Basso Berlin in collaboration with Jeremy Wade’s Creature Feature and at ROCKELMANN & Gallery Berlin in their INTRODUCTION group show. They presented the latest episode at Sophiensaele Berlin in January 2014 as part of TANZTAGE Festival.
Alexander Coggin is an American photographer and artist based in Berlin. Recent projects outside of CALVIN KLEIN include: Apartment with Max Pitegoff and Calla Henkel (New Theater Berlin), The Machine with Orion Maxted (Month of Performance Art – Berlin), Hotel Obscura Draft #1 with the Triage Live Art Collective (Month of Performance Art Berlin), and Now! Now! Neverland! with Michael Burditt Norton.
Michael Burditt Norton is an American artist based in Berlin. Recent projects outside of CALVIN KLEIN include: Research and Reporting with Liz Magic Laser and Sanya Kantarovsky (Badisher Kunstverein and KW institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin), Apartment with Max Pitegoff and Calla Henkel (New Theater Berlin), The Machine Orion Maxted (Month of Performance Art – Berlin), Hotel Obscura Draft #1 with the Triage Live Art Collective (Month of Performance Art Berlin), and Now! Now! Neverland! for which he served as artistic director.
Jessica Lauren Elizabeth Taylor is a performance maker from Florida, USA. Recent projects outside of CALVIN KLEIN include: Dissolved: The Uncanny Valley with Julian Maynard Smith, Florian Feigl, and Christopher Hewitt (Sophiensæle), The Machine with Orion Maxted (Month of Performance Art – Berlin), and Now! Now! Neverland with Michael Burditt Norton.
- Tues, June 10, 2014 | 8:30pmMain Stage
Created and performed by CALVIN KLEIN