• By Seth Eisen In 2006 after Remy Charlip had a stroke I was given the task of packing and moving all of his artwork and personal items to storage and to help facilitate the creation of a list of every item in the collection- a massive task. I worked for several months to support the […]

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  • First Person Experience – GIRLFLY 7/22/16 Even though I have a years’ long history of seeing shows, and performing in a variety of public venues, I can be a bit a bit of a wall flower, at times (Confession: I have been sidelined due to an injury, and GirlFly is the first live show I […]

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  • (Photo by Gregory Lorenzutti) As you all well know by now, community lies at the heart of all we do at FACT/SF. Together, our artists and advocates, fans and friends, make our work and make our work possible. And, though the Bay Area is home, our impact reaches far beyond our region – across the […]

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  • Do I trust what I see? Do I trust myself? Am I perfect? Am I disabled or mislabeled? VULNERABILITY/ STRENGTH poem by Valerie Burton STRONG Resilience is better than strength Vulnerability is the portal to liberation and enlightenment STOP and notice the fear in the body. STOP and PAUSE Notes on vulnerability and resiliency as […]

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  • As I continue to embark on the adventure of being human and making art, I am always considering where and what are my value’s. I use this curiosity as a measure for being fully human and present in body, mind and spirit. So I decided to embark in the art making process based on my […]

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  • I have been reading a few books that inspire me to create dance about my adoption experience.  It has been really helpful to free write in rehearsals in order to generate images that I can translate into my group work.  I have been reading these books in particular: “The Primal Wound” by Nancy Newton Verrier […]

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  • I think a lot about the detrimental effects of colonization through an international adoption perspective.  For me, international adoption in the U.S. sometimes mimics an historical pattern of cultural domination.  There are unstated power dynamics between 1st world and 3rd world countries that get glazed over by the pressures to solve poverty or to solve […]

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