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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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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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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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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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