Blog Salon #3 “Finding Midline” by Nina Haft

Blog Salon #3 “Finding Midline”  by Nina Haft

. 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

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

  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

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

.  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

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

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.

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

  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

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

  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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Blog Salon #3 “Extremely Basic” by Jefferson Pinder

Blog Salon #3 “Extremely Basic” by Jefferson Pinder

Salty South Carolina coast Sand everywhere. In the grass, in my clothes, in my boots, in my nose, in my food. Steamy, wet hot days of experience and agony. You can smell the tropics in the air. Trying to understand what brought me to this small East Coast Island. It’s…

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