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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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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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