…with a few friends and a few brave and enthusiastic passers-by – where we make a living sculpture, taking turns coming out of it and responding with new positions – is a fun final activity (we lasted an hour, but I could really do all day long) on the rug before it is given a final installation by ..
…tonight at the Berkeley Art Museum featured parades, masks, banners, and other things you need at an opening ceremony, and on the rug we did a durational movement activity with anyone who wanted to join (see 00:40 on this video from a 2009 project to get a sense of what it looked like), which was ..
…at her Kentfield home/studio – where she has lived and worked since 1945 – last night was a dream come true, joining around 30 other artists in the Berkeley Art Museum’s exhibition The Possible for a few hours with my hero for some fun and energetic movement ..
…presented by Robby Herbst at Human Resources – LA’s favorite community artist-run performance/art space – for ten days of activities, is where I went tonight to join a group of eight mostly familiar friendly faces for a couple hours of activity and conversation around general ideas of collectivism. I + We is an experimental and ..
…is the cozy Los Angeles (but feels like a downtown NYC 1970’s loft, in a good way) dance community space less than two years old, that I wish had been around when I first moved to town..and tonight there was the pleasure of gathering in a seated semi-circle on the wood floor to watch Jmy ..
…of dancers gathered for a group photo at the New Years Eve party following the finale company performance last night at the Park Avenue Armory – an inspiring smiling chummy crowd of robust looking folks of..
…tonight at the Park Avenue Armory was a New Years Eve spectacle on three stages spread through out the Drill Hall (where I did an infinitely more modest production of Animal Drills four years ago for the Whitney Biennial with just a circle of people in the center watching then performing the Animal Scores danced ..
…seems tailor made for me, walking through the galleries, anticipating travel to NYC tomorrow, to see the finale New Years Eve performance of the company before it disbands. (Walker Art Center) The extraordinary partnership between two legendary artists is the foundation for this installation of backdrops, props, and costumes created for the Merce Cunningham Dance ..
…Art Center in Minneapolis tonight is especially exciting and anticipated since it’s the first time I will see his work in person, seeming to be just missing performances of his work for years like ‘The Show Must Go On‘ and ‘Pichet Klunchun and Myself‘ whereever I go…and then the great pleasure of seeing dancer Cédric ..
…which seems to be a very tranquil town during the day, surprised me last night when the very designy chic bars and lounges spilled out on the the ancient whitewashed pedestrian streets, and the whole town (crying babies, rambunctious kids, cool teens, strolling couples, shuffling elderly) turned out to fill the Piazza San Oronzo and ..
…the 1961 piece consisting of a small group of dancers assembled into a huddle upon which one dancer will occasionally climb in different ways, was casually but energetically performed in front of rows of seated serious looking German journalists at the press preview for the show Move: Art and Dance since the 1960s originally presented by, ..
…which I arrived to from an earlier opening at Unosunove this magical warm summer evening by bicycle – locked up below at Piazza di Spagna to hoof it up the 132 Scalinata della Trinità dei Monti steps for shows presented by the French Academy fellows incluing films, a wandering bassoonist, an installation in the magnificent ..
…presenting their first public performance of new work in Tate Modern‘s Turbine Hall tonight was a lucky stroke for me, having just arrived in town this morning, and being such a super big Michael Clark fan (by way of his films with Charles Atlas – who did the lighting for tonight’s show, and who we ..
…the Gent based dance company featured at the Equilibrio Festival at Auditorium Parco della Musica tonight, performed ‘Primero – Erscht’ – staged on bright green astroturf with vintagey furniture and costumes and a frenetic madly child-like sometimes repetitious but usually bordering on senseless sequence of complex detailed movements that can really thrill and scare you, ..
…comprised of the very charismatic Slovakian boys Milan Herich, Peter Jaško, Anton Lachký, Milan Tomášik and Martin Kilvády with highly individuated and endearing personalities (friends since childhood who shared the stage at the Vychodna folk festival when they were five – but now working together in Belgium) provided another amazing night of contemporary dance in ..
…the young Italian dance collective (or contemporary circus company, Compagnia di Circo Contemporaneo, as they also refer to themselves, whose name refers to the total weight of the company in kilos) we saw at the Auditorium Parco della Musica (the performing arts complex designed by Renzo Piano which opened north of central Rome in 2002 ..
…the recent biography by Janice Ross – which I just finished today – of the dancer/choreographer (easy & narrow labels that are too small for her) who I LOVE, whose work (especially “Parades & Changes”) inspires me, whose approach to teaching & practice changed the way I thought about my own work & practice, whose ..
…and one of my favorite pieces of choreography for t..
…the 1978 Broadway show by Bob Fosse, had quite possibly the most amazing TV advertise..
…is someone I am going through a little obsession with, having just watched lots of his choreography including the “Rich Man’s Shrug” from the 1969 film Sweet Charity, and how remarkable to see the source for so much of Michael Jackson’s movements. (Bob Fosse on Wikipedia and video of “The Rich Man’s Shrug” from Sweet ..