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 […]
April 13, 2010

Program Notes, Take 5

Another attempt, emphasizing my current Luddite tendencies toward dance: I believe dance can stand alone, undiluted by technical gee-whizzery.  Having performed in ruffles, fringe, and liquid […]
April 9, 2010

Program Notes, Take 4

Soon I will have to pick one of these and put it in the program.  Only a couple more days to come up with something wonderful… […]
April 7, 2010

Program Notes, Take 3

Third time’s the charm… The dancing you are about to see transcends verbal transduction, reduction, and suction.  Also it has no meaning. (Probably my best effort […]
April 7, 2010

Program Notes, Take 2

I try again to frame the performance for the viewing audience via a brief but pithy Message From the Choreographer… F.M. Alexander states there is no […]
April 7, 2010

Program Notes, Take 1

Ride along as I struggle to write program notes for my dance performance Death & Taxes, which opens in 8 days.  I should have done this […]