Monthly Archives: July 2011

The Dislocation Express, V-Blog #11: David Ryther and Mantra Plonsey

After the performance of The Dislocation Express on Wednesday night, David Ryther and I were in front of the Ed Roberts Campus, waiting to go inside and pack up. We were standing where the whole performance journey starts, and now … Continue reading

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The Dislocation Express, V-Blog #10: Sebastian Grubb

I love risk in performance. Whether it’s physical risk, emotional risk, conceptual risk or some other category entirely, I find that when the stakes are high onstage I feel indisputably alive. The Dislocation Express contains a great deal of risk. … Continue reading

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Holding On/Letting Go

Opening night of The Dislocation Express was rough for me. I thought that the show went well for the most part, we pulled off some complex logistics, and the performers were really strong. The rough part was my internal journey. … Continue reading

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Coming Full Circle – The Dislocation Express: V-blog #9, Nils Jorgensen

I first met Nils Jorgensen in 2008, when Dandelion Dancetheater and AXIS Dance Company were sharing a program in the San Francisco International Arts Festival. I just happened to sit next to him in the audience to watch the AXIS … Continue reading

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The Dislocation Express, V-Blog #8: Sonsheree Giles

There is a lot to be said for accessing our creativity in more than one artistic field. I have based most of my research over the last decade on interdisciplinary performance creation and have found it consistently challenging, growth-inducing and … Continue reading

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On the Other Side of Exhaustion

I sent out the following to all the performers and collaborators of The Dislocation Express today and then realized it could be worthy of a blog post. This collaborative piece by Dandelion Dancetheater and AXIS Dance Company opens tomorrow. Info … Continue reading

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In the Thick of it: TDE v-blogs #5, 6, & 7

I’m in the thick of the final phases of giving birth to The Dislocation Express.  A teacher of contemplative theater who I have been reading lately, Lee Worley talks about the director’s role in a piece as being like a … Continue reading

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The Dislocation Express, V-Blog #4: Janet Das

I love the serendipities that sprout up all over art processes. I learned tonight in watching our latest Dislocation Express V-blog that this is both Janet Das’ last new project with AXIS, and that her first new project with the … Continue reading

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The Dislocation Express, V-Blog #3: Kimiko Guthrie

The further I sink into my particular ways of making art, the more I appreciate having collaborators aboard who bring complementary and sometimes contrasting perspectives. Kimiko Guthrie and I have been working together since 1991 and our artistic partnership has … Continue reading

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The Dislocation Express – V-Blog #2: Cristina Carrasquillo

Cristina Carrasquillo, a member of the Dandelion Dancetheater ensemble is the central figure in Act I of The Dislocation Express.   In rehearsal we call this Act “Circles” and it was originally inspired by CORE’s piece Ice/Car/Cage. CORE was a collaborative … Continue reading

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