Lady Janitor invites you to The Coup: A Prequel, Bay Area Edition. Old Versions of Yourself: Amara Tabor-Smith’s Tribute to Ed Mock by Anna Martine Whitehead Re-inform-ulation – A Mobile Collective Laboratory comes to NY/SF/LA – by Milka Djordjevich Choreographer/dance maker Minna Harri interviews fellow Finnish citizen and master artist Alpo Aaltoskis

On Queer

Queer is by definition whatever is at odds with the normal, the legitimate, the dominant. There is nothing in particular to which it necessarily refers. It is an identity without an essence. ‘Queer’ then, demarcates not a positivity but a positionality vis-à-vis the normative. - David Halperin

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

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

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

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

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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[VASE] Pipaluk Supernova (Copenhagen) – Open Physical Practice & Dance Creators LAB

[VASE] Pipaluk Supernova (Copenhagen) – Open Physical Practice & Dance Creators LAB

Pipaluk Supernova is presented by Alternative Conservatory with support from THEOFFCENTER and KunsStoff Dance Co. About the Workshop Open Physical Practice Mon, wed, fri 10-12 am  Open class for dancers and movers, body, breath, voice. Delicious and encouraging partner work, solo explorations and gentle touch. Dance Creators LAB Mon, Tues,…

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Articulating Disorientation – A Workshop (Improvisation/Exploration) by Jeremy Wade

Articulating Disorientation – A Workshop (Improvisation/Exploration) by Jeremy Wade

 Also please note: About the Workshop: Articulating Disorientation. “Articulating Disorientation” is a workshop that investigates the performative paradox of simultaneous abandon and command.  We navigate multiple means to surrender control of the physical, emotional and behavioral body while scanning, directing and further deconstructing our experience.  The day will consist of…

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FRESH FESTIVAL 2012/13 – December 31, 2012 – January 12, 2013

FRESH FESTIVAL 2012/13 – December 31, 2012 – January 12, 2013

Presented by Kathleen Hermesdorf’s ALTERNATIVA & Alternative Conservatory About Schedule Intensives Open Classes Events Performances Bios Sign up About FRESH Festival is 2 weeks of abundant dance and music, art and action, interaction and inspiration to start the new year, offering evening events, jams and weekend performances, intensive physical training and…

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Blog Salon #3 Outro / Summary by Eboni Senai Hawkins

Blog Salon #3 Outro / Summary by Eboni Senai Hawkins

  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

Blog Salon #3 “Finding Midline”  by Nina Haft

. 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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