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Blog: Presence

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

Elegy for the Anthropocene

August 15, 2018

This article about The Quiet Circus appears in the January 2018 issue of PAJ: A Journal of Performance and Art. Writing is dramaturg and director Jessica Rizzo who attended many of the weekly performances, River Charrettes and Reflection Events that comprise The Quiet Circus.

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Landscape

September 9, 2016

  Landscape is the heart of the constellation of events and performances of The Quiet Circus.  In it you are invited to “observe yourself observing” within the complex landscapes of the Washington Avenue Pier. Landscape consists of nine objects and five koan-like instructions for two people to engage in a simple activity whose experience reveals…

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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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