What a rewarding day. Being gifted time to work on energy and see the effect of energy on movement in the body really was incredible. Many, many thanks to Ximena, Shige, Tamira, and Raul for all of their hardwork.
The Egg + Balance
What. I couldn't balance it without first finding my own balance. At…
Added by Jose Rivera, Jr. on November 30, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments
When the egg finally stood, it was a magical feeling. As if lightness had suddenly lifted all its weight upwards into the sky. I had been holding it with such gentle guidance for so long, wondering what tiny molecular balance it would take to reach equilibrium, and finally I pulled my fingers away as quickly as possible when it happened. I felt the watery weight catch gravity on every side of its shell.
On the wooden block, it was first a process of lifting, just…Continue
Added by Zavé Martohardjono on November 29, 2012 at 4:00pm — No Comments
THE EMBODIED SHAME POLE
I have found that I am unsatisfied…Continue
I was impressed by the multiple approaches the artists took to the question Ximena posed Wednesday. I was speaking with a friend who observed some of the afternoon, choreographer Elke Rindfleisch, and we marveled at how broad a topic this could be (as was reflected in my convoluted rambling presenting my thoughts!).
I’ll attempt here to lay some of those thoughts out more clearly. Although, one of the changes I see for the future body is potentially greater acceptance of…Continue
Added by Rachel Cohen on November 25, 2012 at 3:00am — No Comments
What is pedestrian? “Pedestrian” is a societal construct. It is human action and behavior as sifted through a societal sieve. These become evolutionary habits and norms – all conceived through the development and advancement of civilization. Each socialized human body is a civilization. We are born animals. Our bodies, souls, temperaments are sifted through the societal sieve. All excess sensation and awareness – unnecessary for survival in “civilized” society – falls away. We are…Continue
Added by Tara Fenamore on November 23, 2012 at 5:30pm — No Comments
Difference in describing and becoming (a scent etc.).
Internal vs. external impulse.
"dance is not movement".
Keep body as passive matter, but have desire. This contradiction creates a dance, because
desire always has a direction. How do you transform the image you have into your body? -This is your work.
Slow motion vs. movement that is slow as a result.
-don't remove yourself from the reality, stay awake.
With emotions body goes…Continue
Added by Eija Ranta on November 23, 2012 at 5:30pm — No Comments
Mason Chambers King (A.K.A. Macy Rodman) is an artist who lives in Bushwick. His first EP, BUGZ, was released on October 31st and is available for free download on his soundcloud.
Added by Harry James Hanson on November 23, 2012 at 4:00pm — No Comments
POND photo courtesy Ian Douglas.
The four pieces presented at New York Live Arts November 15 – 17 represent a fair parcel of the spectrum expected from a performance event birthed from the combined efforts of students of an interdisciplinary program (in this case, Dance and related humanities). Choreographed by students of…Continue
Added by Marissa Leah on November 21, 2012 at 1:00am — No Comments
I was really excited about Kota's footwork-shapeshifting exercise. For a past performance, I worked in a similar way, but doing it in the context of the workshop clarified some things for me. I had been exploring what I thought of as popping and locking with characters, listening to a lot of hip-hop and trying to combine the dancing style with the aliases, reoccurring slang, and collage of samples and breakbeats of the songs. In the same way that a b-boy/girl's arm comes out of nowhere and…Continue
Added by Hock Trill on November 7, 2012 at 8:30pm — No Comments