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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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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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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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