Monthly Archives: February 2011

Reflections on Queer Dance

The following is my introductory note in the program for tonight’s 2nd Annual Queer Dance Festival at CSU East Bay, followed by some related videos. This felt like an appropriate exploration to share here: Reflections on the Nature of “Queer … Continue reading

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Investigating Mysteries

I love mysteries. I love mystery novels and movies, and mysterious stories and myths. I love when spiritual teachers refer to the divine as the “Great Mystery.” More and more these days I’m seeing my performance work as a series … Continue reading

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This One’s For Friendship

One of the things that is shifting in me in response to the recent death of my friend Sharon Mussen is a re-prioritizing of friendship. I had a professor in grad school tell me once that I should never direct … Continue reading

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Conditioning

I’m humbled to see how deep so much of my conditioning runs. I’ve been learning about and experimenting with inclusive dance techniques for almost a decade now. I’m continually looking for ways to make the ways I perform, think about, … Continue reading

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Birthing Pains

I see the creation of each art work as a kind of birth. There’s both great connection and great pain in this process, and I often forget that the magnitude of how connecting a piece is directly relates to how … Continue reading

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