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  • I love mysteries. I love mystery novels and movies, and mysterious stories and myths. I love when spiritual teachers refer to the divine as the “Great Mystery.” More and more these days I’m seeing my performance work as a series of mysteries I’m immersed in. Each new performance project at times seems like something I’ve […]

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  • I was reminded yesterday of how helpful work in progress showings are. I often forget that this is an experimental form we’re working in, and that experimental forms need actual experiments. While performances are experiments, they are high-pressure ones, and I learn as much, if not more from showings along the way. Here’s some excerpts […]

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  • One of the things that is shifting in me in response to the recent death of my friend Sharon Mussen is a re-prioritizing of friendship. I had a professor in grad school tell me once that I should never direct my friends in my projects–that the roles become too confusing. Even though I respect this […]

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  • I’m humbled to see how deep so much of my conditioning runs. I’ve been learning about and experimenting with inclusive dance techniques for almost a decade now. I’m continually looking for ways to make the ways I perform, think about, create and teach dance/theater inclusive of people with diverse mobilities. And still my conditioning asserts […]

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  • I see the creation of each art work as a kind of birth. There’s both great connection and great pain in this process, and I often forget that the magnitude of how connecting a piece is directly relates to how painful its birth can be. Last week we tried out a structure for performing a […]

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  • I’m often able to tell other people when they are injured how much every injury can be a teacher. When it’s not me having to hold back from moving with physical abandon, I see the benefit of learning about our limitations and our vulnerability through our injuries. When I have an injury, my vision is […]

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  • We have our first work-in-progress showing for my CounterPULSE residency this coming Saturday, Jan. 15th. Even though we’re still at the beginnings of our creation process, I’m very glad we have this showing to work towards. There are many reasons that I find public showings of performance works in progress useful. These include: –forcing us […]

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  • One of my favorite things about the creative process is synchronicity. I follow intuition above all else in my art making and find myself continually rewarded by the ways that relationships I never could have dreamed up appear all of a sudden. Until recently I was planning on making a piece called Don’t Suck! Cycle […]

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  • A particularly challenging and fertile aspect of being a creator of experimental performance is that I often have to describe a project in detail many months or even years before I start on it. When working with 10 or more ensemble members and needing to plan out schedules and spaces that are accessible for dancing, […]

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  • Today is the first day of my very first CounterPULSE ARC residency. I’m excited and scared by what lies ahead. I’ll be working with my Dandelion Dancetheater interdisciplinary ensemble on the next stage of a multi-year project exploring the ins and outs of competition. We began with a vision for creating a Reality TV program […]

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