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A Love Story About Work by Liz Tenuto by Liz Tenuto

on February 16th, 2012 in Article, Blog Salon, Mapping by | 2 Comments

As a lover: About 3 years ago, there was momentum that was beginning to build in San Francisco, a pulse that kept getting stronger and stronger between new transplants, dancers, performance artists, drag and nightlife performers, comedians, documenters, mentors and curators. Through showing up for each other, engaging in dialogue, socializing and continuing to…

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The Past is a Grotesque Animal – Macklin Kowal interviews Mariano Pensotti

on February 16th, 2012 in Article, Theater by | No Comments

    Earlier this week Macklin Kowal, local choreographer and maker of performance art interviewed Mariano Pensotti about this work.  Here are the transcripts of the meeting. ——————————– Macklin: I was struck when I read your comments on the past, a central theme in El Pasado es un animal grotesco: “The…

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AN ECONOMY OF LOVE. by Anna Martine Whitehead.

on February 15th, 2012 in Article, Blog Salon, Mapping by | 1 Comment

As I see it, there is now only one way left to talk about ourselves. And first we must close our eyes.Imagine yourself under water. You are a human being, submerged in the depths, able to breath through your human-gills, able to walk along the ocean floor and fraternize with…

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A Patchwork Quilt. by Carol Queen

on February 15th, 2012 in Article, Blog Salon, Mapping, Special Presentation by | No Comments

My economy has always been a patchwork quilt. I balance at least four elements of living in the material world at all times — in a way, five, because I am the head of my household (something as a queer girl I always assumed I might have to do, but…

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This Is Personal by Cristina Carrasquillo

on February 15th, 2012 in Article, Blog Salon, Mapping, Special Presentation by | 4 Comments

“no reflex on knees” “no sensation on skin” “no movement” “…do you remember?” I was about to turn 17 when the car brutally flipped out of control and violently threw my body out the windshield. I flew 27 feet and landed on my neck. Still alive and in and out…

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All Dressed Up by Chase Joynt

on February 15th, 2012 in Article, Blog Salon, Mapping, Special Presentation by | 1 Comment

economy [ɪˈkɒnəmɪ] n pl –mies 1. careful management of resources to avoid unnecessary expenditure or waste; thrift If I were to substitute “resources” with “feelings”, this would be an excellent one-sentence explanation as to why I go to therapy. This definition is also thematically applicable to how I feel about…

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TOO MUCH! A Queer Performance Marathon 2012 – UPDATE!

on February 13th, 2012 in DIY Production, Festival, Programs, [**] SPACE by | No Comments

  Hello those interested in Too Much 2012, It turns out that Too Much 2012 is simply too much!  Inspired by Occupy while looking for new frontiers for local queer performance we decided to try a smaller, more decentralized, public site Too Much! This was a last minute vision without…

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Before Common Error or Gay Area Now

on November 21st, 2011 in Special Presentation, [**] SPACE by | No Comments

Before Common Error or Gay Area Now We present the queer body’s reactions to physical and conceptual time/space. The performances exist as rituals that delineate the viewers awareness of visibility, both spectacular and quiet. Each performer is working with an individual language that hopes to reach the audience through emotional…

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Rachael Dichter’s Tuesday [Holiday] Potluck

on November 19th, 2011 in Potluck, Special Presentation, [**] SPACE by | No Comments

Rachael Dichter’s Tuesday [Holiday] Potluck Tuesday December 13th at [**]! SPACE 848 Divisadero (at McAllister) Free, but you know, it’s a potluck. Rachael’s Tuesday Potluck’s have become a tradition for some of us.  A chance to gather and talk about anything and nothing, a moment to pause from our busy…

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BODY WEATHER LABORATORY with Sherwood Chen

on November 19th, 2011 in DIY Production, WORKSHOP, [**] SPACE by | No Comments

The OffCenter presents BODY WEATHER LABORATORY with Sherwood Chen @ [* *]! SPACE – 848 Divisadero San Francisco, CA 94117  Four consecutive MONDAYS 6:30p – 9:30p November 28 thru December 19 . BODY WEATHER LABORATORY is kinesthetic and movement research initiated by dancer/farmer and improvisateur Min Tanaka, and further developed by exponents…

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