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With My Sights In and On Seattle

From Crystal Pite’s “Dark Matters” This weekend I saw perhaps the best dance performance I’ve seen live, Kidd Pivot Frankfurt RM perform Dark Matters at On the Boards (great video here!) and take a master class from the company at … Continue reading

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Honest Movement: Exercising the ‘Letting Go’ Muscle

Having done my performance and presented at the AHSS Symposium, it occurs to me that all I have left to do is turn in my Summer Research paper. It also occurs to me… I don’t want to be done with … Continue reading

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Epiphanies feel like meteor showers on my skin!

See the short Sylvie Guillem video to which the following discussion refers and the post’s full form here. I don’t so much like the playfulness of the improvisation coupled with the serious, sentimental slow down, black & white, and romantic guitar. I do … Continue reading

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Reading Images

Example of the sort of conflated feminine portraiture/fashion photography circulating in UO and on Tumblr… right now. I really wonder what the style of this “in” photography (see: Urban Outfitters) is saying about the current state of femininity, but have been too complacent in my gentle admiration of … Continue reading

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Is improvisation only appreciated by performers of the craft?

Performers meaning people “of the craft”… Certainly improvisation is especially appreciated by performers of their specific craft (I’m thinking jazz improv) but audience members (or listeners) get enjoyment out of it too… Caveat: Are people as resistant to watching dance improvisation as … Continue reading

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