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The Method Gun screening at OpenSPACE / CounterPULSE Underground!

on May 12th, 2014 in Article, Community Partner Program, DIY Production by | No Comments

. Saturday, May 17 at Doll House (80 Turk) is another longed-for opportunity to see some cool work out there in the world beyond the Bay and to mull it over with interested parties in an old porn theater in the Tenderloin. This time we’ll screen The Method Gun by…

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Lady Janitor invites you to The Coup: A Prequel, Bay Area Edition.

on March 27th, 2014 in Article, Community Partner Program, DIY Production, Dramaturgy, Dramaturgy In Dance by | No Comments

The Event What is The Coup? The Interview Eroca Nicols ‘s Bio The Event The Coup is a semi hostile take over of a Canadian government funding body as a choreography. A sort of mutiny of artists in order to re-imagine the way makers are “awarded” money by institutions. The…

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Old Versions of Yourself: Amara Tabor-Smith’s Tribute to Ed Mock by Anna Martine Whitehead

on June 20th, 2013 in Article, Dramaturgy In Dance, Mapping, Special Presentation by | No Comments

Old Versions of Yourself: Amara Tabor-Smith’s Tribute to Ed Mock  CRITICAL RESPONSE TO AMARA TABOR-SMITH’S HE MOVED SWIFTLY BUT GENTLY DOWN THE NOT TOO CROWDED STREET… by Anna Martine Whitehead - June 15 2013 I have been following the poet Dawn Lundy Martin’s featured blog posts on the Poetry Foundation website throughout the month. As in her…

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Choreographer/dance maker Minna Harri interviews fellow Finnish citizen and master artist Alpo Aaltoskis

on May 15th, 2013 in Article, Community Partner Program, Dramaturgy, Interview, Mapping by | No Comments

Here are some of the discussions we had, translated from Finnish. (I take responsibility for any errors in translation.) M: I looked at the “Deep” trailer online and paid attention to the difference between the live dance and the video. The video is much older, made in the 90s as…

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Finnish Choreographer Alpo Aaltokoski to present “Deep” at The Garage Next May 15,16

on April 19th, 2013 in Article, Blogroll, Community Partner Program, Dramaturgy, Special Presentation by | No Comments

By Minna Harri Banner Photo by Pekka Mäkinen Alpo Aaltokoski will make a rare visit to the Bay Area this May.  On Wednesday and Thursday May 15 and 16th at 8pm, Alpo Aaltokoski will perform his work “DEEP” at The Garage -  715 Bryant Street in San Francisco –  Punkki Co is producing the evening and…

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Without the Surrender You are Just a Robot – Abby Crain interviews Jeremy Wade

on January 21st, 2013 in Article, Arts Building Consortia at Kunstoff, Blog Salon, Dramaturgy, Dramaturgy In Dance, Interview, Mapping, Special Presentation, VASE Program, WORKSHOP by | 1 Comment

Jeremy Wade is coming to the Bay Area to present his piece FOUNTAIN at  CounterPULSE on January 25th and 26th, 2013, followed by a weeklong [VASE] offering by The New Arts Building Consortium at Kunst-Stoff Arts titled Articulating Disorientation - A Workshop (Improvisation/Exploration) from January 28th – February 1st.  (For more info see…

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Archive as Performance – Julie Potter Interview with Bebe Miller Company Dramaturg Talvin Wilks

on January 14th, 2013 in Article, Blogroll, Interview, Mapping, Slider, Slides, Special Presentation by | 1 Comment

Earlier this month writer, dance maker, curator Julie Potter and  Talvin Wilks, dramaturge for Bebbe Miller Company discussed his role as a collaborative dramaturg in a process which employed historical thinking to generate a dance. Here in the interview. JP: Bebe Miller mentioned that A History emerged from your conversations…

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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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