A red wheelbarrow


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these dancers, tere tells us early on in the interrogation. they’re so liquid in their interpreting that they’re almost like audience members inside of the dance how much comes from the audience all of these finished products will become just material he says there are big pots of geraniums on the white, industrial windowsills. makes […]

March 31, 2019

Close Ups


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puckered & gathered flat backs, side to side   turn me this way & that//hold my hand superheros on a Sunday maybe         the world doesn’t need saving tonight          (maybe you do)   thick swale of curtains blue slate black   [no, actually. a low or hollow place, […]

March 31, 2019

Dress the Dress: After & During Big Dance Theater


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I attended the dress rehearsal of Big Dance Theater’s new production, Alan Smithee Directed This Play: Triple Feature at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. This is some of what happened to me and some of what I heard, as written only while in the Harvey Theater, for 80 minutes of a Tuesday afternoon: It takes a lot of […]

March 31, 2019

The Bureau for the Future of Choreography, Take 2


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The Bureau is into antiquated forms of archiving 1. I used to really believe in improvisation These days I’m not so sure It seems to involve a lot of aimless, awkward fumbling I think life is awkward fumbling It’s only better to be the person who can get a urinary tract infection (you know) before […]

March 31, 2019

The Bureau for the Future of Choreography, Take 1


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12:56 p.m. May 25, Sunday, Governors Island, LMCC Open Studios Four bodies in a room two in sneakers two in socks what is the difference between a rehearsal and a performance When is a fourth wall in a rehearsal What are the rules here is there more than one set The mirrors are covered. No […]

March 31, 2019

Way In


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Rashaun Mitchell, Claudia La Rocco, Silas Riener and Davison Scandrett in “Way In,” a site-specific performance at Danspace Project by Mitchell and Riener, in collaboration with La Rocco and Scandrett. Photo: Paula Lobo. the athlete is off center The arms make an infinity. They stand very still, wrapped around each other’s slender, muscled torsos; emotional […]

March 31, 2019

A spider hangs her thread by launching


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“Another Tree Dance” by Karinne Keithley Syers, at The Chocolate Factory. Photo: Brian Rogers. There was this diagonal There was you Everything just so; that’s how the reader proceeds But what if you leave the page The diagonal bleeds out Heat lamps Hand finds hip If you could not be gesture, what would you? An […]

March 31, 2019

snapshot


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(I said: “Is it important to you at all to make beauty?” And then he said: “I don’t know about that word. But I want to make something I like. I don’t understand these artists that say they are working with things they don’t like–that they think are trash.”   …an exchange while watching nature theater of […]

March 31, 2019

“The Hole is a state of mind…”


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One last hurrah at the Collapsable Hole. Photo: Paula Court. I guess summer really is over. More soon. Right after I remove the funereal nail polish… Meanwhile, one not insignificant silver lining in the not insignificant loss of the Collapsable Hole: We don’t ever have to go to Williamsburg again. (P.S.: here’s my dispatch for […]

March 31, 2019

summer vacation


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next week i’m starting a nine-week residency at Headlands Center for the Arts. nine weeks! on the Pacific … when i was awarded the residency i was asked to write down some of the things i might do with my time there. i made a list, which has since changed a bit, as lists are […]

March 31, 2019