Opening “State: not anywhere near to now”

Opening “State: not anywhere near to now”

When I started “Moving Still(s)” one year ago at the Djerassi Resident Artist Program, I was very resistant to the idea of producing a concert or even creating a piece from the experience. I worked intentionally to derail my choreographic process in order to arrive at deeper states of being and latent approaches to moving. My research in thwarting myself continued through the fall of 2012. Then I realized the practice of derailment was in deed the structure of the piece itself. “Moving Still(s)” reflects this practice and I have been thrilled to share the work with friends and audiences in New York and Portland this spring. I have been intrigued and amazed at how much people bring to the piece and I appreciate this receptivity. I’d like to hear your thoughts on it; come to the show and let me know what you think. Thank you to Mary Ellen Hunt and her 96 Hours interview and preview–she has reconstructed our conversation in a clear and accessible way that opens up a window onto my source materials for “Moving Still(s)”–the film M by Fritz Lang, and the film Le Doulos by Jean-Pierre Melville. Thanks also to CounterPULSE’s co-production project for making all of this possible. finally, please welcome Katherine Longstreth from Portland who brings her insightful, richly-associative work to the Bay Area for the first time.

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