Monthly Archives: April 2010

Practice_9

Turn up the music and dance.  Try it.  Right now.  Ok, if you can’t do it now, then write a note on your hand so you’ll remember to do it later.  Don’t just sit there and think.  Grab a pen.  … Continue reading

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Practice_8

I stood in for you and realized how hard you’ve been working.  There is no ground where you are.  When I watch you, you seem steady.  But now, with my feet in your shoes, I see that you conjure an … Continue reading

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Everything old is everything

I just started reading Anna Halprin’s Moving Toward Life.  Halfway through the preface, I was hit hard with the utter repetitiveness of art-making.  We’re caught up in the same dramas generation after generation, stuck on the idea that we’ve found … Continue reading

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That’s the Question

I realized on Tuesday that I’m a big hypocrite.  I’ve been curating THROW for four years now.  During those four years, I have asked artists to get focused about what they want from an audience.  I have challenged them to take … Continue reading

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THROW [22]

It still feels a bit wintry, but this week brings us the last  THROW of the spring season at The Chocolate Factory Theater: THROW [22] Andrea Haenggi, Megan Sprenger/mv works, and Michele Torino Tuesday, April 20.2010 at 7PM The Chocolate … Continue reading

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Panel-ing

The fascinating performance education upstart CLASSCLASSCLASS has invited me to participate on a panel discussion about contemporary performance education.  Other panelists include Banu Ogan and Gwen Welliver, and Juliette Mapp will moderate.  Come for the discussion, and stay for the performances … Continue reading

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Practice_7

It’s difficult to ignore the mirror.  I watch myself, and I have no idea what I am feeling.  I am the body moving in front of the mirror, but I hardly notice.  I am instead only eyes, reflected back – … Continue reading

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Performance/Art: the saga continues

Last night I attended a panel discussion on “Intersections with Art and Performance” at CUNY’s Martin E. Segal Theatre Center.  I don’t think CUNY realized what a hot topic they had on their hands, as fifty or so folks were … Continue reading

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In discussion with: Jillian Sweeney

As the inaugural interview for my archival dramaturgy project, I spoke with Jillian Sweeney about her recent project: This could be it, which was created in collaboration with director Jeffrey Cranor.  The piece premiered at The Chocolate Factory Theater in … Continue reading

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Practice_6

I took a break and lost momentum.  Paused to question.  Running along, it all makes sense.  Stopping at the side, I start to wonder: “why?”  For you, I’ll jump back on the track.  I bet that’s why I put you … Continue reading

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