Monthly Archives: September 2010

Dandelion at BAC – And Still More Reflections

This is from collaborating performer Julia Hollas: Opting Out/Diving In I hate competition.  There’s something about the required and unabashed self-assertiveness in it, the will to prove yourself as “better” than another, that I find constitutionally distasteful.  My parents say … Continue reading

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5771 New Year’s Resolution

We just passed through the turning of the Jewish New Year, as well as the Autumnal Equinox. I start the new school year today. Seems to be a good time for setting intentions. My New Year’s resolution for year 5771 … Continue reading

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Dandelion at BAC – More Culminating Reflections

As we returned to the grind of daily life back home, reflections on our BAC Residency have been trickling in. Here are a few more: MICKEY KAY(Collaborating Performer) For me, “Don’t Suck” was such a strange and powerful mix of … Continue reading

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Dandelion at BAC – The Final Score

On Tuesday, Sept. 7th, we had both our BAC residency culminating showing, and the final event for our NYC 2010 “Don’t Suck!” Competition. It was a thrilling evening. I felt that we transcended the notion of performing “for” people, and … Continue reading

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Dandelion at BAC – Day 12 and 13 Group Summaries

Now that we’ve come home from the NYC residency, and are returning to “ordinary life,” I’m starting to post the things I would have like to have posted earlier, but was too caught up in all the details and drama … Continue reading

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Dandelion at BAC – Culmination 1

Dandelion Dancetheater has now completed our “Don’t Suck!” residency at the Baryshnikov Arts Center. We had a public performance/competition Tuesday night, Sept. 7th, and it was a huge success on many levels. It was both a rich evening of interdisciplinary … Continue reading

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A Review of David Ryther’s "The Untempered Violin," guest-written by Mantra Plonsey

At his concert at The Tank last week, David Ryther made me remember why I love music. Which is worth stating, because I feel claustrophobically threatened by practically every other composer-performer I know. I avoid going to see live music, … Continue reading

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Dandelion at BAC – Entering the Final Stretch

We’ve had quite a ride with the ups and downs of our residency this past week. I feel thoroughly challenged and tested by the weather, broken air-conditioning, the difficulty of navigating and guiding a group through emotionally-charged material and trying … Continue reading

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Dandelion at BAC – A "Don’t Suck!" Residency Overview

For anyone who wants a little more explanation of what we’re working on in this creation residency that I’ve been blogging about recently:

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Dandelion at BAC – Day Eight Judge Summary (Stacz)

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