Archive of Blog Salon

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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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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Blog Salon #3: On Collectivity and Collapse

on December 2nd, 2012 in Blog Salon, DIY Production, Dramaturgy, Mapping by | No Comments

Intoduction  The Prompt Entries Contributing Artists Outro/Summary Intoduction In 1967, amidst uprisings by the globally dispossessed, Barthes proposed the Death of the Author, and creators have since been playing with radical ejection from and ambiguous presence within new work. The notion of collective collapse in performance is another utterance in this…

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