June 13, 2010

Mr. Miyagi and the Means Whereby

My best attempt to define the means whereby: this term is Alexander’s shorthand for the employment of constructive conscious control in human activity by both inhibiting […]
June 6, 2010

Speedy Knees

This anecdote has been on my mental list of New York adventures to write about. On our way to JFK Airport, Rebecca and I were at […]
May 30, 2010

Same Old Injury, Renewed Approach

I had so many things to write about from my trip to New York City, but I’ve been unable to sit (or stand, as I’m doing […]
May 24, 2010

Bill Evans and Non-verbal Communication

On May 15th I went to my cousin’s graduation from Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle, a beautiful affair at Benaroya Hall accompanied by the […]
May 12, 2010

My New Friend Pillow Lava

Waiting for Masterpiece Theatre to start I watched the end of a Nature program to hear F. Murray Abraham’s soothing voice (This is how I fill […]
May 5, 2010

Imperfect Union, Part II

I still ask dancers to count occasionally, but I do it less and less.  Partly because of the amount of work required to build the skill […]
May 2, 2010

The Imperfect Union of Dance and Music, Part I

I’m developing a few ideas about the dance-making process for an essay, and the topic of music seems to be at the front of my mind.  […]
April 26, 2010

Action Without Initiation

I’ve been blessed in the past week or so with more flowers than I had vases to accommodate.  Of course I’ve been thrilled about that, but […]
April 21, 2010

Ritual gesture in the film “Departures”

Having recently completed a choreographic work drawing largely from pedestrian movement and gesture for source material, I was thrilled by the performative quality of the ritual […]
April 14, 2010

Take 6?

After writing countless drafts of program notes for this performance and discarding them all, I will introduce the show by saying simply that this piece began […]