Jaamil Olawale Kosoko and M. Lamar are Incomprehensible, Jen Rosenblit claps hands, and Lucy Sexton, Lisa Kron, Yvonne Rainer and The Bessies celebrate Judy Hussie-Taylor, Rockette Phoebe Pearl and The Right to Free Expression (1st Amendment).
Monday morning performance hangover is cured by a talk moderated by Tara Aisha Willis, and the works of Julianna May, Ni’Ja Whitson/The NWA Project and Wendell Cooper/Mx. Oops…”in all my life, I’ve never seen this and I’m not even sure what the this is, but I know, I know I’m seeing something, something whose name I am still yet to learn but something that rises and stands, defies old paradigms and is filled with heat and strength and a promise for the tomorrows…”
Emily Johnson/Catalyst is an artist for the coming age. Big Dance Theater’s subversively brilliant, mmm… at this point in their careers perhaps brilliantly subversive makes more sense. Day 4 of the January Festival Feast, more COIL and American Realness.
Several times, misdirected/redirected, freezing and running in white-out conditions, I wondered why bother at all. But, sometimes it’s all you can do to just show up… 2 American Realness Discourse Talks, 2 Works-in-progress, 1 tight bit o’ dance.
I wrote an essay a while back that broke open the term ‘art’ into five different definitions. It was for a Ph.D. seminar on art and leadership. I read thousands of pages, wrote papers and posts, and still, like most in my cohort, struggled with
On October 21, 2016, I attended action movie by Olive Bieringa in the Vital Matters Dance Festival, held at the Southern Theater in Minneapolis, MN. This four-day festival was important in centrally locating the body and its felt experience. I found depth and renewal in
Minneapolis, MN I was catering the opening night of the Vital Matters Festival of Dance at the Southern Theater, so between arranging plates, slicing bread, instructing assistants, opening jars, and fluffing tablecloths, I tiptoed into the back of theater to watch Anna Marie Shogren’s Human
In the context of a contemporary dance festival dedicated to the “vital materiality of the body,” I was surprised that the greatest challenge to my idea of embodiment came about through its negation—through a conscious disembodiment of dance, in Otto Ramstad’s solo work Lineage. In the
Vital Matters Dance Festival The Southern Theater, Minneapolis, MN October 20, 2016 HIJACK, Anna Marie Shogren, Otto Ramstad, //CATHEDRAL\\ I go to shows mostly for two reasons, and I bet they are the same reasons as most of you: For entertainment and fun. For contemplation,
In October, I saw two very different works by the French choreographer Jérôme Bel: Jérôme Bel at The Kitchen and Artist’s Choice: Jérôme Bel/ MoMA Dance Company at MoMA. The first contained no dance as we might traditionally think of it, in terms of constant/grandiose/fast/visible
The Show Must Go On Time has passed since Jérôme Bel’s The Show Must Go On premiered in Paris, and not an insubstantial amount, either: it was first shown in 2001. It returned to New York City this October as part of the 2016 Crossing