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River Charrette #1: Eiko Otake and Alan Greenberger at Bartram’s Garden

September 20, 2016

  Please join us at Bartram’s Garden this Saturday, September 24th at 2:30 pm for The Quiet Circus: River Charrettes, a collaborative project by Headlong and Philadelphia Contemporary to engage and explore the city’s maritime, industrial, and creative heritage. Eiko Otake, an artist whose work and ideas are a profound touchstone for me, will perform…

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Island of Signs at Headlong First Friday

March 30, 2016

  I’ve just returned from a week of intensive work in Washington DC at Dance Place through their generous Alan M. Kriegsman residency program. On Friday I will be dancing with my mother Carolyn Brick, who turns 79 years old this month. We are working with Maiko Matsushima who has been creating a riveting visual…

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Eiko Otake and the Limit of Imagination

February 19, 2016

  I am writing again about Eiko Otake. If you were lucky enough to see her perform in Philadelphia’s 30th Street Station last year, you know how special the ongoing work, A Body in Places, is. You can read more about Eiko in earlier posts, Eiko Otake and the Politics of Hesitation and Time is…

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A Choreography of Presence

April 27, 2015

  I am giving a lecture on Presence as part of Move Dance Think Fest‘s “The Significance of Everything” this weekend: Saturday, May 2 from 5 to 7pm at Headlong Studios. I will talk about working to create a choreography of presence that doesn’t fill up action but rather dictates action and embraces human diversity…

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Time Is Not Even

October 23, 2014

  Time is not even.  Welcome to the second letter in a series I am writing about my recent conversations with Eiko Otake, whose last of four performances is tomorrow night, Friday, October 24 from 9pm to midnight at Amtrak’s 30th Street Station in Philadelphia.  It will be a haunting time to observe a rare…

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Eiko Otake and the Politics of Hesitation

January 10, 2014

  I want to share with you the work and ideas of performance artist Eiko Otake of Eiko and Koma.  For me, they have long been a beacon of alternative ideas about the body in dance. Their performances, which often take place in striking visual settings, both found and designed, rejoice in a choreography thick…

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