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Blog: Politics

Here is a conversation about art as experience and as a form of thinking predicated on the agency of those who touch it.

Experience and Reflection Video

July 31, 2018

  I am excited to share Experience and Reflection, a video about The Quiet Circus. It is the closest thing to a bird’s eye view of this project with its multiple layers, phases, and programs. My hope is that, together with the River Charrettes video posted a few months ago, this video will communicate the values and proposals…

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Eiko Otake & Ishmael Houston-Jones

March 10, 2017

  Eiko Otake and Ishmael Houston Jones are dance artists whose dancing, choreography, writing and teaching are perhaps more relevant now than at any time in their 40 years of making performance. I am fortunate to spend time with them as they agitate and advise The Quiet Circus a weekly public performance that takes place…

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Beauty & Brutality – Phase One

November 25, 2016

  I’m a bit wistful as we head into the last week of performance, participatory installations and interactions of The Quiet Circus at the Washington Avenue Pier. We’ve been here every Saturday for the last three months and we’ll be taking a break for Winter before resuming in March. Last Saturday the accumulating strands of…

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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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