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18. Yesterday
September 25, 2009, 2:16 pm
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Mimi cat woke me at 4am.  Or I woke her, and then she decided to make biscuits with her paws paws on my tummy. oy. Couldn’t sleep.  Watched early morn news. Depressing. Read a book. Better. Asleep by 7:30, back up at 10:30.

Later, Dad went into town to get the AMAZING white chocolate lavender biscotti we ordered from Carl Schweizer as a gift for my aunt Candace.  Who’s arriving today.  Her first trip ever to NYC.

Meanwhile, Mom and I gabbed and ordered food in.  I tried not to give anything away about Stieg Larsson’s 2nd book (enter the Swede, again). She HAS to read it. Or I will spill the beans. (No. I won’t.  But I want to.)

Then warmed up for 2nd performance (always the toughest one, energy wise).  Read the NY Times review. Smile.  Press on. A speed thru with lines.  Then, onstage. Just like last night, saw very good people in the audience.  Warmed my heart.

Post show dinner with fam.  We toast with the bottle of Sangiovese from Aunt Karen, which was excellent.



17. Anger & Enjoyment
September 24, 2009, 8:36 pm
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Not mutually exclusive, as I’m realizing in performance. Maybe I will be able to explain this thought in the near future.  I’m generally the nice girl in the room.  In other news, here’s  another peek at the show, right after I drew a picture of myself.

Photo by Alexandra Corrazza

Photo by Alexandra Corrazza



16. Sneak peek
September 23, 2009, 8:08 pm
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Alexandra Corrazza took this during dress last night!

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15. Shopping List
September 20, 2009, 3:51 pm
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  1. White string
  2. Honeycomb cereal
  3. Soy Milk
  4. TV Dinner tray
  5. Silver paint pen
  6. All the leftover pens
  7. Giant marker
  8. Necklace
  9. White ankle socks


14. Talking with marketing guru Dave Charest
September 18, 2009, 3:02 pm
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A couple weeks ago, Cranor and I spoke with Dave about cross-genre collaboration and the way we’re approaching various technology (voiceover tracks, video, sound devices, etc).  Listen to the podcast here.



13. Dance + YouTube + Twitter = body part mash up

Have to say, miss dancing in these twitter-sourced videos.  And couldn’t resist the synchrony of my blog post #13 and Dance Theater Workshop‘s Community Choreography #13.  Ah, synchrony (and I don’t believe 13 is unlucky, btw). Tweeters contribute the moves, Lauren Sharpe dances (she’s a NY Neo-Futurist and she’s fantab), and Adam Smith films and edits this bad boy.  Enjoyable.

Oh. And i contributed the part where her “eyes follow a tennis match.” Being fresh off the U.S. Open and all…



12. Let me direct you this way.
September 14, 2009, 9:03 pm
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Over to Claudia La Rocco’s Performance Club blog at WNYC, where she mentions the show and this blog (and those crazy DTW twitter community choreograpy videos), amongst some great performances coming this Fall.

Also. We’re now in residency at the Chocolate Factory.  Here’s what’s on the board outside.  Ah yes, now it’s for real.

CF Graphic 2



11. Everything, so far
September 6, 2009, 5:56 am
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For those who: 1) like the short version OR 2) enjoy or tolerate a non-sequitur synopsis.

Hello [ding]. I introduced the show, then  showed you photos, three photos of a photo shoot.  Then, off to a place called the egg, where we (Cranor and I) experienced crankiness, cut some of the script, and kept the story about Beth.  We also did other things, like eat Mystic Pizza.  This buff man demonstrated the cinch and pinch method for rope climbing.  Then Cranor’s love for Roy Andersson ensued[enter Swede #1].  Then my love for Stieg Larsson ensued [enter Swede #2].  Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante in E flat, K364 played.  It was sweet.  I qualified my obsession with Larsson. Selfish.  Then I danced [ding]. Bells.  And more recently, Lovecraft made an appearance – by way of inspiration, by way of his story prompts –  and Cranor wrote prose (not prose for our show), which, he doesn’t usually do, btw.  Write literary prose, that is.

That is everything, so far.



10. Lovecraft
September 6, 2009, 5:18 am
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A very ancient colossus in a very ancient desert. Face gone—no man hath seen it.

H.P. Lovecraft’s Commonplace Book Entry No. 21: "A very ancient colossus in a very ancient desert. Face gone—no man hath seen it."

Here’s a neat (and developing) story.  Cranor is contributing to Joseph Fink‘s project, where 40 writers take on over 200 story ideas found in this diary of H.P. Lovecraft.  Joseph got the idea while working at Something Aweful, and they were publishing a spoof of the Lovecraft diary,  called Tupac Shakur’s Commonplace Book. (priceless)

A mere sampling of the strange and wonderful Lovecraft story ideas:

  • No. 3 – The shores of Attica respond in song to the waves of the Aegean
  • No. 107 – Wall paper cracks off in sinister shape—man dies of fright. [x] [Rats in Walls]
  • No. 120 – Talking bird of great longevity—tells secret long afterward

And Cranor wrote from this little Lovecraft joint:

  • No. 29 – Dream of Seekonk—ebbing tide—bolt from sky—exodus from Providence—fall of Congregational dome.

Here is his riff. Enjoy.



9. Dance as task
September 1, 2009, 3:09 pm
Filed under: Dance, Sound devices, Video

Here’s a movement excerpt that was a seed for the solo show, performed at Danspace Project as a part of their Food for Thought showcase curated by Sarah Maxfield.

Here, bells act as restart and slow action buttons on the dance phrase.  Fun to work with speed (from slo mo to casual tempo to hyper speed). This is one of task-based assignments that have to do with giving myself instructions to follow.