I would have this piece on an endless loop that I might wander through like a cherry blossom viewing “hanami” stroll, or soak in like a yuzu-scented hinoki bath in the woods. Joanna Kotze and Mina Nishimura share thoughts from inside their fractal realm.
Between Walled Rooms is a series of freeform responses to live performance works by female identifying and gender nonconforming choreographers, initiated by Tara Sheena. This work is a response to Hadar Ahuvia’s “Everything you have is yours?”.
Perforations Festival brings us into direct responsibility for the execution of artistic ideas and challenges the passive stasis of sideline observation in a mostly successful series of performances that ripped apart conventional norms.
Maura covers The Bessies, MR AoCC Studies Project, AmericanAF, Jasmine Hearn & Mariana Valencia, and Cynthia Oliver’s world premiere of “Virago-Man Dem”
Its in-betweenness, like the liminal space of “not me…not not me,” grants us the ability to be in two places at once.
This place where language is familiar because of airports and tampon boxes and online preachers and being cat-called and the slow drip of consumer rhetoric.
Performance as reparation, as reconfiguration, as a way to bounce back and forge ahead.
A never-ending stream of hypnotic ghosts.
Dancing with Ghosts: Trajal Harrell’s Becoming/Chanelling/Voguing Kazuo Ohno/Tatsumi Hijikata/Antonia Merce
A new way of being, a new world emerges, one of infinite possibility, as the current one is upended.
A long time into the future, slowly: Emily Johnson’s “Then a Cunning Voice and A Night We Spend Gazing at Stars”
“There is no end to the work we begin here.”
it was about our bodies.
no, it was about our wildness.
as if you could divide them.
I am seeing the iPhone ghost faded into Mark’s jean pocket. We see each other.
He is seeing each one of us.