Archive for December, 2014

Tremendous jumble

Friday, December 26th, 2014


reflective studioAs I continue on this journey, I am more and more appreciative of dance as a way of processing in community the beauty and complexity of life. Dance invites us to step beyond the verbal and digital for a moment, to re-root in the life of the body and to unite in something real as a body of viewers. Dance speaks in its wordless way, sliding under, rushing over or soaking through verbal constructions to help us see and feel more deeply, and revel more fully in our shared humanity. Dance strengthens us to wrestle with life’s conundrums and provides a healing force when words are not enough. I’m leaning heavily on this in what seems like a particularly difficult phase of widespread distress around the world, which we’re all grappling with in our own unique ways. Choreography has become for me both teacher and voice as I join the dialogue, drawing people to engage together with the tremendous jumble of life.

Materials for the Arts!

Monday, December 15th, 2014

I LOVE going to this place…a huge warehouse in no-name Queens. You trudge through several dismal hallways and turn a corner to find–gasp–THOUSANDS of weird and useful and useless things, all waiting for some artist or teacher to see their fabulous potential. Next time I go I’ll take more pictures, but this time around I was focused on…


Rolls and rolls of amazing textures, colors, patterns, weights. How many dresses was I inspired to make after running my hands over all this weave? So good.


Here’s my cohort, Rebecka, helping me lug out possibilities with an ever hopeful “you’re either going to love this or hate it…”


And how could I get away without snapping up some shots of these beauties? Thank you, MFTA.





The things we do for love…I mean art…I mean love

Monday, December 15th, 2014

A glorious 3 hours with Justin, Angelo and Johannes. (Brahms.)  That’s right it’s DIY, and DYF–don’t you forget (it).




Fold Rhapsody

Saturday, December 13th, 2014

Well, I did it. This title is official.

Thanks to Matt Choi for this gorgeous design…



Sara and Kensaku emoting, Josh and Caitlin discussing pizza toppings…

Wednesday, December 10th, 2014





Love this one of Mei…

Tuesday, December 9th, 2014


Still naming this game…

Tuesday, December 9th, 2014

Alright. I’m astonished at how difficult this naming game has become. I’d love it if that means this piece is complex, nuanced, too rich to slap any old name on it. That would be great. Also, this is a dance–its very identity resists words. I know, I could leave it untitled. But names are important and I’m still searching for one…

fold, unfold rhapsody/fold we fold again
faltenstanza faltenfold a repeated fold
rhapsody fold Fold Rhapsody series in the fold
rhapsody in a fold Yoke Scenes in a recurring fold
folded rhapsody rhapsody for a repeated fold Fold: Rhapsody for a small space Faltentanz Faltentanz: dances for a small space