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

on December 6th, 2012 in Article, Blog Salon, Blogroll, Mapping by | 5 Comments

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.

on December 5th, 2012 in Article, Blog Salon, Blogroll, Mapping by | 2 Comments

  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

on December 5th, 2012 in Article, Blog Salon, Blogroll, Mapping by | 2 Comments

  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

on December 4th, 2012 in Article, Blog Salon, Mapping by | 5 Comments

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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Blog Salon #3 “Fail or Fall” by Jai Arun Ravine

on December 4th, 2012 in Article, Blog Salon, Mapping by | 2 Comments

“Because the queer art of failure is so hot right now” was the tagline to Manish Vaidya’s EPIC FAIL birthday party, which I epically failed to attend. Chicken Run is cute and all, but what’s the T about Jack Halberstam’s book? All of a sudden everyone’s fetishizing failure. (Wow, you…

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SF choreographer Jesse Hewit interviews Headlands Center for the Arts resident alumni Melinda Ring about Mouse Auditions.

on October 19th, 2012 in Article, Community Partner Program, Dramaturgy, Interview by | 2 Comments

  About Melinda Ring.  Melinda’s work is informed as much by the concerns of experimental film, visual art, and theater, as developments in new dance. She is more interested in questioning why and how to make dances than resolving the answer, she’s produced works with titles like Impossible Dance, Hmmm……

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On Structure, Process and Toolbelts, from a playwright, a director and a Lead. By Jorge deHoyos.

on May 30th, 2012 in Article, Blogroll, Dramaturgy, Interview, Theater by | No Comments

As part of THEOFFCENTER Dramaturgical Conversation Series, TOC’s [**]! SPACE Coordinator and local dance theatre maker Jorge deHoyos sat down with Playwright Daniel Tabott, Director Andrew Nance and Lead actor Evan Johnson to talk about structure, process and other considerations of staging SLIPPING.  This interview happened right at the start of preview week. Sunday…

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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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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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