The Performance Club


This article was written on 10 May 2013, and is filed under Performance Club Events.

p club think tank



as some of you have observed, the performance club has been somewhat quiet this winter. part of this is that i’ve been traveling, and so there’ve been events out of town. but a larger part is that i’ve been trying to figure out how best this thing should grow and evolve: what’s important (or not) about it, what kind of space it should occupy online and/or as a social venture and, perhaps most importantly, how to either sustain something of quality over the long haul or recognize that not all things are meant to last in perpetuity, at least not in their original forms.

i’ve got a residency at headlands center for the arts this summer, and part of what i’ll be doing there is mulling over the questions above. more immediately, next week i am meeting with the club’s core contributors to discuss options, brainstorm, etc.

if you’ve got any thoughts, suggestions, questions, complaints, etc., we would love to hear them. please leave a comment, or email us at …




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  2. Robert Tyree
    June 3, 2013

    A bit late on this one, but I’d love to consider ideas that came up from your pclub core contributors meeting. Maybe this comment thread could be a venue for airing out ideas?

    I’ve recently been having brainstorms and conversations around writing, participation and form that I suspect overlap in insightful ways. With our Portland dance paper FRONT, we often consider these points. Also, PICA recently announced its new Field Guide program, which I’ll be working through (w/FRONT) in the coming months.

    + Congrats on Headlands! That place looks rad.

  3. [...] going to be doing while out there is figuring out how best to proceed with the performance club. i met with some of the core contributors a little while ago, and i think we hashed out some good ideas. a couple of the big ones [...]

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