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Fellow & Publication Contributor
INTERVIEW // Dance as an exploration of the Nature/Culture Continuum: An Interview with Sondra Fraleigh

Photo: Painting by Kat Brown

    Dance is an art that can only exist through continuous embodiment, it’s a living expression of self and symbol that exists in the perpetual present moment. Dance is made through bodies in motion; the body is a biological entity, but the body in dance is also a…

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Added by Kat Brown on March 18, 2016 at 9:18am — No Comments

ESSAY // Favoring Fire: reflections on art and production - PART I

Part I: Passion and Ignorance

 

We talk, in this country at least, about following one’s passion, but I think we don’t mean it. Or rather we mean it only insofar as our passion comes with a 401(k) or can lead to a…

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Added by Jeremy Goren on May 15, 2014 at 12:00am — No Comments


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ESSAY // Ana Mendata’s Siluetas Series

Image: Ana Mendata Siluetas Series

    The concrete nature of bodily being is typically in contrast with the ephemeral nature of the…

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Added by Kat Brown on September 29, 2016 at 7:56am — No Comments


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ESSAY // Measuring the Value of Our Work

I randomly stepped into an audition in July of 2016, expecting nothing, with a company that I had no prior relationship with, and two months later found myself getting emailed a contract for second cast of a brand new, ongoing, immersive theater show.…

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Added by Kate Ladenheim on November 16, 2016 at 1:00pm — No Comments


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ESSAY // Experimental Theatre - Who is it for?

I was going to write this article on the use of Viewpoints in the creation of performance. For those of you who may not be familiar with the technique, the Viewpoints is an improvisational performance tool, which evolved from postmodern dance. Its founder, Mary Overlie, took the two main elements used in stage performance, - time and space -…

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Added by Tina Mitchell on March 9, 2015 at 3:00pm — No Comments


LEIMAY Ensemble & Guest Colaborators
ESSAY // Death of the Dance Sciences: David Deutsch v. Tere O'Connor

According to David Deutsch, the transformation that the Enlightenment brought to modern scientific thinking was not scientific tests (any dumb theory is testable), nor philosophical empiricism (the senses lie), nor a challenge to authority (it had been challenged before), but a tradition of critical…

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Added by Li Cata on December 24, 2013 at 2:30pm — No Comments


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ESSAY//Jo-Ha-Kyu and the Discordant Aesthetic, Paul Peers.

Jo-Ha-Kyu and the Discordant Aesthetic



As a young man in my early twenties I spent a year living in Japan. What brought me to live there was my determination to deepen my training in a Zen sword discipline called Iaido. At the time my Japanese language was quite poor, only surviving with rudimentary phrases. Luckily, the philosophy of Japanese martial art training was observation and practice. Hardly anything was explained, its theory, philosophy and execution…

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Added by Paul Peers on March 11, 2015 at 2:30pm — No Comments


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ESSAY // The Williamson Technique and the Magnetic Actor

The Ten Minute Exercise

It is the actor’s job to be an acrobat of the human condition.  They must access the limits of themselves, consistently coming to a full emotional life.  It is…

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Added by Julia Crockett on March 6, 2014 at 4:30pm — No Comments


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ESSAY // Community Is The New Kale

Photo of: Bre Short and David Glista, by Catherine Jaeger

Community Is The New Kale

by Kate Ladenheim

“Community is about as buzzy as kale,” says my best friend Bre Short, who also dances…

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Added by Kate Ladenheim on November 26, 2014 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Learning a New and Familiar Language with LEIMAY

Wearing the space.

Bodies as a kind of weather.

How do we create a revolution of vulnerability within our species?…

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Added by Federico P Hewson on November 7, 2016 at 5:30pm — No Comments


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ESSAY // Solo Process

Alexa Salamé, Starting…



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Added by Alexa Salame on April 12, 2016 at 2:31pm — No Comments


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ESSAY // Branded Landscape

 The New York City Subway System

 

The urban landscape can be perceived as being defined by coded advertising. On a daily basis, we are constantly ingesting and regurgitating code. We speak to one another in mutually comprehensible phrases that are imbued with meaning. Mobile phones provide us with data which is…

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Added by Kinshasa Peterson on February 4, 2013 at 9:00pm — No Comments


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PROCESS // The Future Is...?

Intro.

This is a story of one restoration project, created by the group of dedicated knitters and their pets, freely available for download and share via Ravelry, a popular knitting community site.
Here is a link to the Ravelry Heirloom Knitting Forum as well as PDF pattern and project documentation:…
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Added by Irena Romendik on February 15, 2017 at 6:14pm — No Comments


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ESSAY // “BRACKETING OUT”* WITH LORENE BOUBOUSHIAN

Kaia Gilje, Lorene Bouboushian, Photo by Laura Bartczak

{“BRACKETING OUT” - a term created by Esther Neff; see below: paragraph 9}

Lorene Bouboushian is one of the most engaging, raging, and wild artists in Brooklyn and NYC pushing the limits of the cross-breeding genre of dance and…

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Added by Thea Little on January 21, 2015 at 11:00pm — No Comments

ESSAY // Psychological Examination of the Presence of Butoh Dancers’ Body

Psychological Examination of the Presence of Butoh Dancers’ Body

Tadashi Kato, Ph.D., Fairmont State University

 

Introduction

My first encounter with Butoh was Kunishi Kamiryo’s performance in Tokyo in Spring 1984.  I was a college freshman and was recommended to see his performance from a fellow student in Akira Kasai’s Eurythmy class.  At that time, I did not know anything about…

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Added by Tadashi Kato on June 3, 2016 at 2:30pm — No Comments


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ESSAY // Am I going to get a job? - It’s highly unlikely.

Masters in Dance vs Professional Experience

By Anabella Lenzu

Titles are titles, papers are papers, but if you truly know your field, you know it.

It doesn’t matter what title you have.

Artists feel obligated to pay approximately $40,000 dollars to enroll in a master’s in dance degree program, because they need to find stability, a home, time to research,  and learn the tools to be…

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Added by Anabella Lenzu on August 8, 2014 at 2:00pm — No Comments

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