Saturday, March 12, 2011

Even More Photos

Hi-Desert Stars

I can't even begin to describe all the excitement that has been brewing 'round these parts over the past week! We have been extending our work outward into the surrounding desert community, teaching workshops at Brilliant Dance (, Instant Karma Yoga and interviewing with Courtney Vaughn from the Hi-Desert Star, our local newspaper.

Here's me, demonstrating fundamental techniques in floor-work (photo cred: EB)

The participants of our workshop at Brilliant Dance, traveling across the floor with multiple points of contact (photo: EB)

Our project, on the front page of the Hi-Desert Star!

In the midst of all this excitement, we also experimented with a dance for camera with filmmakers EB Landesberg and Dikega Hadnot:

Here's Dik, setting up a shot atop the rocks of the Indian Cove Amphitheatre (photo: EB)

Sam, me, Brittany & Dik (left-to-right), exploring camera angles (photo: EB)

Monday, March 7, 2011

A Process, in Images

Another amazing rehearsal! Thought I'd share some photos we took toward the end of our workday:

We lifted dynamically,

introduced fierce structural elements,

landed in stillness with small gestures,

and were rewarded with a fine sunset.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

An Eventful Week

Well, it certainly has been a while since I've posted anything! This is, in large part, due to the fact that we (Brittany, Sam & I) have been running around, busy as bees. Our explorations have been incredibly fertile and the weather has been ideal for playing outside. We've been delving deep into JTNP's geology, terrain and rhythms, generating a wealth of movement and structural ideas based on our daily practice.

Brittany & Sam, exploring walking patterns and friction on a large granite boulder

We are gearing up for all the amazing events that will be taking place over the next couple of weeks, including:

- Workshops at Brilliant Dance in Yucca Valley (see for a complete description) on March 9th (6:45-8:15pm) & 14th (5:30-7:00), and one at Instant Karma Yoga (March 13th, 11:00am)

- Shooting a dance for camera with the most talented EB Landesberg & Dikega Hadnot this week

- Performances on March 19th & 20th at the Indian Cove Amphitheatre at 5pm. (I have some wonderful news about this: we were able to reserve a group campsite for the night of Sunday, March 20th, which will accommodate up to 30 guests and 8 cars! So let me know soon if you're coming down and planning to camp.)

Well, I am pretty exhausted and can't stay up too much longer. But we will be posting videos soon! They will include rehearsal footage and dialogue about the process. It is all so exciting.