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[VASE] Pipaluk Supernova (Copenhagen) – Open Physical Practice & Dance Creators LAB

on January 2nd, 2013 in Community Partner Program, KUNST STOFF Arts Building Consortia, Programs, Slider, Slides, Special Presentation, VASE Program, WORKSHOP by | No Comments

Pipaluk Supernova is presented by Alternative Conservatory with support from THEOFFCENTER and KunsStoff Dance Co. About the Workshop Open Physical Practice Mon, wed, fri 10-12 am  Open class for dancers and movers, body, breath, voice. Delicious and encouraging partner work, solo explorations and gentle touch. Dance Creators LAB Mon, Tues,…

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Articulating Disorientation – A Workshop (Improvisation/Exploration) by Jeremy Wade

on December 30th, 2012 in Community Partner Program, KUNST STOFF Arts Building Consortia, Slider, Slides, Special Presentation, WORKSHOP by | No Comments

 Also please note: About the Workshop: Articulating Disorientation. “Articulating Disorientation” is a workshop that investigates the performative paradox of simultaneous abandon and command.  We navigate multiple means to surrender control of the physical, emotional and behavioral body while scanning, directing and further deconstructing our experience.  The day will consist of…

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FRESH FESTIVAL 2012/13 – December 31, 2012 – January 12, 2013

on December 29th, 2012 in Festival, Programs, Special Presentation, WORKSHOP by | No Comments

Presented by Kathleen Hermesdorf’s ALTERNATIVA & Alternative Conservatory About Schedule Intensives Open Classes Events Performances Bios Sign up About FRESH Festival is 2 weeks of abundant dance and music, art and action, interaction and inspiration to start the new year, offering evening events, jams and weekend performances, intensive physical training and…

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Blog Salon #3 Outro / Summary by Eboni Senai Hawkins

on December 10th, 2012 in Article, Blog Salon, Blogroll, Mapping by | 2 Comments

  We do not do things half-ass. The bravado and belief that comes with this territory outside the norm, means we don’t half-step. Our histories, broadly cultural, intimately familial, or gut-wrenchingly personal, have taught us that we must come correct.  Our ancestors and our non-believers whisper to us like Jefferson…

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Blog Salon #3 “Finding Midline” by Nina Haft

on December 7th, 2012 in Article, Blog Salon, Blogroll, Mapping by | 5 Comments

. Mid Life I have been making dances since I was in the second grade. Yet somehow when I finish a big project, I still wonder if I can get myself back up off the floor to do it again. Fortunately, the same people who finish these big projects with…

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Blog Salon #3 – vestibular mantra (or radical virtuosities for a brave new dance) By Taisha Pagget

on December 7th, 2012 in Article, Blog Salon, Blogroll, Mapping by | 8 Comments

  vestibular mantra (or radical virtuosities for a brave new dance) [i]   (Lights up) stay wild. stay feral, stay mystified. stay throwing fits, stay having no answers. stay heart-centered, stay permeable. (Enter stage left) stay high-low brow, stay curious, stay rioting, stay asking tough questions, stay unclassifiable, stay getting…

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Blog Salon #3 “Stuck with This” by Xandra Ibarra

on December 6th, 2012 in Article, Blog Salon, Blogroll, Mapping by | 3 Comments

.  Endurance is the ability to endure an unpleasant or difficult process or situation without giving way.  -Oxford Dictionary Ten years in burlesque has provided me with an intimate knowledge of the political and emotional consequences of performing with/against the fictions structuring Mexican/Chicana female subjectivity. Burlesque is promoted as a primarily carnal art form…

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Blog Salon #3 “On Losing Hope and Falling Together” by Amara T. Smith

on December 6th, 2012 in Article, Blog Salon, Blogroll, Mapping by | 5 Comments

About 2 1/2 Years ago, I began a journey with Dancer Sherwood Chen that is now known as Headmistress. Our ongoing artistic collaboration really began as two lovers of house music wanting to take the chemistry we had late night on the dance floor at the People parties in Oakland…

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Blog Salon #3 – Malfunctions and Degenerations: an interview with Sarlar. By Praba Pilar.

on December 5th, 2012 in Article, Blog Salon, Blogroll, Mapping by | 2 Comments

  Pilar:  Thank you for taking the time off from touring The Cyborg Soap Opera for this interview.  I am often asked about your genesis. How did you come to be? Sarlar:  What a question!  You created me!  I should be asking you, why on earth did you feel I,…

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Blog Salon #3 – JOIN THE QUEER MILITIA by Mona G Hawd

on December 5th, 2012 in Article, Blog Salon, Blogroll, Mapping by | 2 Comments

  That spoiled brat Maryam. She feels like collapsing all the time. Things happen around her that make her want to escape into herself and into some other dimension. Collapse is not an option though right now people. So, I have some questions that you can ask yourself, as you…

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