• It’s been longer than I would have liked since my last post. I’m in the final stages of “birthing” our Friend project, and these past few weeks have felt like the major hump to get over. As I catch up with myself and the work, I’ll be posting some eclectic reflections from the adrenaline-fueled final […]

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  • There always seems to be surprise gifts that come from creating a performance work–things that enhance my life and/or art making that I didn’t expect to receive from the project. With the Friend project, a major gift has been a reminder about the joy of making stuff. By stuff I mean visual art (sculpture, collage, […]

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  • Being a person is hard work. And then being a person who is living as an artist adds a whole new layer of difficulties. A lot of the time I pride myself on being able to keep on keepin’ on, no matter how hard the traveling becomes. And I am committed in my creative work […]

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  • The following is my introductory note in the program for tonight’s 2nd Annual Queer Dance Festival at CSU East Bay, followed by some related videos. This felt like an appropriate exploration to share here: Reflections on the Nature of “Queer Dance” By Queer Dance Festival Director Eric Kupers February 17th, 2011 University Theatre, CSU East […]

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  • I love mysteries. I love mystery novels and movies, and mysterious stories and myths. I love when spiritual teachers refer to the divine as the “Great Mystery.” More and more these days I’m seeing my performance work as a series of mysteries I’m immersed in. Each new performance project at times seems like something I’ve […]

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  • I was reminded yesterday of how helpful work in progress showings are. I often forget that this is an experimental form we’re working in, and that experimental forms need actual experiments. While performances are experiments, they are high-pressure ones, and I learn as much, if not more from showings along the way. Here’s some excerpts […]

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  • One of the things that is shifting in me in response to the recent death of my friend Sharon Mussen is a re-prioritizing of friendship. I had a professor in grad school tell me once that I should never direct my friends in my projects–that the roles become too confusing. Even though I respect this […]

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  • I’m humbled to see how deep so much of my conditioning runs. I’ve been learning about and experimenting with inclusive dance techniques for almost a decade now. I’m continually looking for ways to make the ways I perform, think about, create and teach dance/theater inclusive of people with diverse mobilities. And still my conditioning asserts […]

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  • I see the creation of each art work as a kind of birth. There’s both great connection and great pain in this process, and I often forget that the magnitude of how connecting a piece is directly relates to how painful its birth can be. Last week we tried out a structure for performing a […]

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