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50. rehearsin’ gif #2
December 19, 2012, 2:08 pm
Filed under: Dance


Getting ready for a show, workin’ it out. (Siobhan on make-up; Lydia on shoe detail)

49. rehearsin’ gif #1
December 19, 2012, 2:05 pm
Filed under: Dance


Tara Willis, Siobhan Burke, me, Lydia Chrisman (from left to right)

Jeffrey Cranor made the gif.

48. how to remember your dances
December 12, 2012, 11:16 pm
Filed under: Dance, Exercises, Lists, Scripts

draw maps. make legends. indicate with arrows. chart your geography.


then ditch it all and get all lost and shit. your body’s got this.

47. post office, fakewood paneling, dance
December 3, 2012, 5:58 pm
Filed under: Dance, Theater

Getting ready to perform in the abandoned mail inspection rooms at the post office.  (DEC 10-13)  The fakewood paneling is endless and so are the doorways.  If you like, you can go to immediate medium to get your tickets.  Explore these rooms (and the contents within) for yourself.


46. rehearsing vulture-wallly
November 29, 2012, 4:41 pm
Filed under: Dance, Theater

Jeffrey & I have been busy making VULTURE-WALLY.  The namesake is a lady.  Her full name is Wallburga Stromminger.  And she’s the hero of a 19th century novel by Wilhemene von Hillern.  She earned her nickname  from that time she went down a cliff and stole a baby vulture from it’s nest.

For the show, rather than retell the story, we’re reconstructing Vulture-Wally’s body.  We’re not creating verisimilitude (because we’re terrible drawers), but we’re constructing “chapters” for parts of her body as we imagine them in action.  Here’s some rehearsal shots of some of our chapters, choreographic notes included. Dancers are Siobhan Burke, Lydia Chrisman, Tara O’Con & Tara Willis.

LUNGS. take long breaths, balance on ledges, hear the sound of your victory trumpets.

FACE. show your best one. in the lights, through the heavy exercises, with smiles and shifts of eyes.

LEGS. restless patterns, patters. on floors, in rooms, over plots of land. remember to stop & stand & listen.

45. reading the signs
July 11, 2012, 3:36 pm
Filed under: Everyday | Tags:

There is a slight chance that this sign has consequential meaning and a strong chance that the building will not be liable.

44. Stealing an aphorism, no other parts
July 9, 2012, 4:29 pm
Filed under: Everyday, Exercises, Music | Tags: , ,

“We need structure, so we can see we are nowhere.” – John Cage

That seems really really sad.  Until you realize Cage practiced Zen Buddhism.  Then you change your mind and say, “that seems really really free.”

43. Making up aphorisms, part 3
July 3, 2012, 8:09 pm
Filed under: Everyday, Exercises | Tags: , , ,

Canyon cliffs once went under the biggest knife we’ll never know, and that makes me feel better.

42. Making up aphorisms, part 2
July 3, 2012, 8:08 pm
Filed under: Everyday, Exercises | Tags: ,

Lamentations are  ghosts telling you how it sucks to die but then you have to come back as someone else’s memory.

41. Making up aphorisms, part 1
July 3, 2012, 7:57 pm
Filed under: Everyday, Exercises, Literature | Tags: , ,

Choose Fiction over Fact if you want to study how people imagine themselves to be true.