• Focusing on wellness and self help during the process of creating “This Year Is Different…” has been both illuminating and challenging. This morning I read “The River” by Thich Nhat Hanh. I’m sharing it here because it describes a process of self understanding similar to my personal transformation instigated by creating this piece for the Artist-In-Residence […]

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  • Text does strange things on the stage. For a trained actor, a bit of Chekhov can inaugurate an entire style of performance, with certain assumptions about what’s real, what kind of feeling is most powerful, how to get to that feeling. After turning away from text, towards gesture, task, state, other ways of articulating presence, […]

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  • In the studio we are researching the pathways through trauma. We are talking about suffering, grief and how and why people are motivated to move into a new state of being. One of the positive things about trauma is once we begin to climb out of it, I believe we become more open minded, more […]

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  • CP: Marc, in one sentence,what is your story? MS: I have a passion for contemporary dance and performance, based in Zurich, loving San Francisco and having a queer mindset! CP: What was the genesis of Zürich Moves? Where did the inspiration to create the festival come from? MS: I wanted to create a platform for […]

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  • First, I have so enjoyed reading everyone’s posts so far. Witches! California! Feminism! Flappers! So in my thinking about the next work I want to make, I am thinking a lot about layers, about simultaneity, and about holding conflict and opposition in one body mind. That which is ‘problematic’ sometimes enriches, that which is un-feminist […]

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  • I am a bit lost with the blog as I have very little time to read the messages of others and when I am trying to write it all goes queer 😉  I just finished a book by a swiss writer, long time dead by now, Blaise Cendrars “Sutter’s Gold”; The story of a swiss […]

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  • I have never met anyone before who wants to become a shittier person. Nobody has ever told me, “yea, I want to treat others worse.” or “I love making myself feel badly.” Here we are, all striving to be better. Maybe, like me, you feel like you make a million mistakes a day. And maybe, […]

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  • “The supernatural is nowadays often seen as opposed to technologies, but the technologies of the era often seemed supernatural themselves.  In the well-known words of science-fiction writer Arthur C. Clarke, “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” It is only becuase nature no longer seems so strong and immutable a force that changes no longer […]

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  • I just took out a card from Brian Eno and Peter Schmidt Oblique Strategies, it came out: Use somebody nearby as a model. Which makes me think of appropriation and Mica’s proposal. Yes for that! Otherwise I like to share a training I am used to do at the beginning of the day, an one […]

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