Monthly Archives: August 2010

Dandelion at BAC – A moment with Julia

Julia and Mickey talk about a dilemna I’m wrestling with: whether or not to be an official contestant AND direct the whole project. I like the idea of me being pushed to face my issues around competition through going through … Continue reading

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Dandelion at BAC – Day Six Judge Summary (Mantra)

A summary of day 6 of “Don’t Suck!” at the BAC in NYC, by the judge of the day, Mantra.

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Dandelion at BAC – Day Five Judge Summary (Keith)

A summary of day 5 of the Dandelion residency at Baryshnikov Arts Center, by the judge of the day, Keith.

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Dandelion at BAC – Day Four Judge Summary (Julia)

A summary of Day 4 in the “Don’t Suck!” competition by judge of the day, Julia:

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Competitive ZING POW BOING

We first learned the game ZING POW BOING from Leese Walker of Strike Anywhere Performance Ensemble. In the game we pass energy (and build energy) around the circle through a network of nonsensical voice/body gestures. It’s a great way to … Continue reading

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Creating a Container for Shadow-Play

I learned very directly the power of play from one of my most important mentors, choreographer Della Davidson. In her rehearsal processes we would do long improvisations, that often started out feeling artificial and forced, but then eventually, if we … Continue reading

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Dandelion at BAC – Day Three Judge Summary (Heather)

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Dandelion at BAC – A Tour of the Costume Department

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BAC Residency – Day One Judge

We have to figure out how to score each of the participants in our competition. And we have to figure out how to do this in a way that pushes us to face our feelings about winning and losing, but … Continue reading

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Dandelion at BAC – Day Two Judge Summary (David)

A summary of day two of our residency at BAC, by Tuesday’s judge, David…and guest.

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