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How to Transition: 21 Questions in my Notebook

How to Transition: 21 Questions in my Notebook

FORMS THAT HAVE ARRIVED, AND BEFORE THEIR ARRIVAL – 1. Does every movement need to be “valid” in order to be performed? 2. How do we validate movements? 3. Do movements not “arrive” until they can be expressed in a geometrical form and performed over and over again? 4. Are movements that cannot be repeated consistently less complete than movements that can be repeated consistently? If so,...
Notes on Next Fest NW 2013

Notes on Next Fest NW 2013

Often during the Sunday evening performance of Velocity’s Next Fest NW 2013, I found myself sitting up in my seat.  Watching dance does make me more conscious of my posture, but in this case it had to do with following the radical actions unfolding—and as quickly, vanishing—before me.  I wouldn’t call myself jaded but as a contemporary art critic and curator for the last twenty-plus years, it’s not...
How does the idea of failure relate to your artistic process?

How does the idea of failure relate to your artistic process?

How does the idea of failure relate to your artistic process? No experience did more to develop my theatrical ability than studying clown theatre with George Lewis at Freehold Theatre. The Clown lives in the moment of failure, makes discoveries in moments of failure, cuts the shit and opens up to reveal the true self in failure and connects sincerely with the audience in those moments of...