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Some thoughts about Chris Schlicting’s show

1. This is a big show. If you care about dance in the Twin Cities, go see it. 2. What’s happening: hard to say: a new state is being reached, each time, each piece. 3. Schlicting’s work is fundamentally masturbatory, … Continue reading

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“They ask her to identify certain constellations. They make her perform complicated dance steps in her wet shoes. She asks for a pair of socks and they prod her with the jawbone of a horse. It raises certain questions. The … Continue reading

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Zhauna Franks’s Her Hysterical Nostalgia (at the Open Eye, April 7-11, 2011)

I’ve been thinking of getting away. I’ll go someplace elemental: fire, water. When I get there, I won’t be me anymore, but new—the star that I am under the thing that I seem to you and myself to be. The … Continue reading

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Minnesota Dance Theatre spring 2011

Aesthetic of escape: hungry, ecstatic. The point of the rules is to propel out some limb of exception: a partnership of pure involution goes on because there’s a glimmer of light that way. You can hang there, eros revolving, or … Continue reading

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Lucinda Childs’s DANCE

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a / the / this / that

What is it with these little words? Why do I, on revision, so often find myself switching or removing these from otherwise-unaltered lines? Am I just lazy, or do these variants really change what a line means so greatly? And … Continue reading

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Exercise: Annotate

an entire book, completely, all the thoughts, memories, everything. Any book, it doesn’t matter. Give it away. This would be intimate.

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