Monthly Archives: March 2011

Impermanence Made Visible

My current favorite definition of the word “dance” is: “Impermanence made visible.” That seems to cover the immensity and the minutia of this slippery form. I’m particularly in touch with impermanence as Dandelion moves into our premiere of Friend tonight. … Continue reading

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Entering The Temple of Tech Week

I’ve come to love tech week–the week leading up to a performance run in which we have tech (technical) rehearsals, dress rehearsals and last minute scramblings to finish. I notice that during this time I am highly energized with a … Continue reading

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Showings, Feedback and Protecting Clarity

The showings that Dandelion has been doing as part of our residency at CounterPULSE have taught me a lot. Here’s an incomplete list of insights, reminders, clarifying moments that I’ve gathered so far from the three monthly public showings of … Continue reading

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Art vs. Fundamentalism

For Dance Anywhere Day this year we performed a minimalist movement structure in Frank Ogawa Plaza in downtown Oakland. Ensemble Member David Ryther led us in an improvised piece based on a street performer he had witnessed many times in … Continue reading

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Multi-Tasking

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Falling Apart / Piecing Myself Together

It’s been longer than I would have liked since my last post. I’m in the final stages of “birthing” our Friend project, and these past few weeks have felt like the major hump to get over. As I catch up … Continue reading

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Surprise Gifts

There always seems to be surprise gifts that come from creating a performance work–things that enhance my life and/or art making that I didn’t expect to receive from the project. With the Friend project, a major gift has been a … Continue reading

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Refueling

Being a person is hard work. And then being a person who is living as an artist adds a whole new layer of difficulties. A lot of the time I pride myself on being able to keep on keepin’ on, … Continue reading

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