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Karl Cronin’s The Wild Men CD Release Party & TOC Residency

on May 8th, 2012 in TOC Residency, [**] SPACE by | 1 Comment

. Karl Cronin presents a free concert performance of his one act opera The Wild Men. About Karl Residency at THEOFFCENTER With his residency at The OFF Center, Karl is tackling four primary research areas: 1. Music as a technology for documenting and communicating somatic states and subjective experience. 2….

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Departing Things – New Work by Jorge De Hoyos

on March 21st, 2012 in DIY Production, Special Presentation by | No Comments

The Garage, Jorge Rodolfo De Hoyos and THEOFFCENTER present Departing Things Shattered, Perpetual, Surreal. An ambitious dance of constant departures.  by Jorge Rodolfo De Hoyos in collaboration with Emily Leap and Kevin O’Connor. In an ever-fracturing and globalizing world where a sense of home, self and positionality are more rapidly…

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At The Service of Ambiguity, A Fragile Body – An interview with EIKO and KOMA.

on March 20th, 2012 in Community Partner Program, Interview, Special Presentation by | No Comments

About Eiko & Koma:  Since 1972, Japanese-born choreographer/dancers Eiko & Koma have created a unique and riveting theater of movement out of stillness, shape, light and sound. Eiko & Koma dance about what matters to them. Thier subjects are elemental; their message pitiless yet humanistic. Both their choreography and stagecraft…

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Building Patterns – A Community Self Assessment Project

on March 12th, 2012 in Mapping by | 2 Comments

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Notes from the Grid & Fees – The Greed Factor. (A Work in Progress) by Sara Shelton Mann

on February 17th, 2012 in Article, Blog Salon, Mapping, Special Presentation by | No Comments

Notes from the Grid 1. Thousands of years ago a cataclysm occurred physically and consciously that created a wobble on the planets. The program was fear. (Victim, persecutor, rescuer) To control create fear and add a program of religions. We wake up to a practical spiritual economy. Stay in the…

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Panic. Friendship. Celebration. by Mica Sigourney

on February 17th, 2012 in Benefit, Blog Salon, Mapping, Special Presentation by | 3 Comments

I am sort of tired of trying to define queer, and then also struggle with the ideas of economy, as the global one topples towards failure and the national one is tenuous. I’ve been living below poverty line (chosen lifestyle) for a few years. About 3 years ago when I…

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A Duel, No Winners By Ben McCoy

on February 17th, 2012 in Article, Blog Salon, Mapping, Special Presentation by | 4 Comments

Almost as a reflex, I was callous, cruel, and dismissive. I was sitting on my usual throne, which is to say, a barstool. The bar was pretty empty, as some places are before 5 PM. A mid-to-late twenties girl came in (I call her a girl instead of a woman…

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Grab The Garnish Off The Plate And Put It In Your Hair. By Monique Jenkinson

on February 16th, 2012 in Article, Blog Salon, Mapping, Special Presentation by | 5 Comments

I will start my post with the questions with which I was presented at the outset. I will try to answer most of them. I hope this isn’t too massive. So what makes Bay Area queer economies what they are? What are our secrets and what are our struggles? And maybe…

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Global Consequences of Queer Unemployment by Philip Huang

on February 16th, 2012 in Article, Blog Salon, Mapping, Special Presentation by | 1 Comment

Dear unemployed queers. As you ponder whether and how to re-enter the workforce, I urge you to consider the net effect of your unemployment not just on your own life but upon those of your fellow citizens, indeed upon society at large, by asking a question that may not seem…

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On the question of… by Sonny Nordmarken

on February 16th, 2012 in Article, Blog Salon, Mapping by | No Comments

I am so happy to participate in this conversation. I don’t live in the Bay Area anymore, but I do make a point to spend substantial chunks of time there every year. What is so nice about being part of this discussion is that my participating demonstrates how Bay Area…

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