Post-residency dinner with some super talented artists: L-R, Vicky Mettler (and partner Zach), me, Raphael Foisy-Couture, Dan Wild, Margaret Krawecka and Karine Gauthier. Silly with sunshine and a couple sips of wine after being in a dark theatre all week.
Day 2 of a creative residency in Toronto, and collaborator Jacob Niedzwiecki firmly established the tone of our working language with, “spectral cock”. The bar has been set!
A link to the extended interview with The Dance Current:
Bonjour Montréal! Summer school at École de danse contemporaine de Montréal begins tomorrow. I’m teaching technique daily at 12:45pm and giving an interpretation workshop 2:30-5pm the first week only. For more information, contact the school at 514-866-9814!
Here is a link to a petite overview of what I’m up to these days, published in The Dance Current. A link to the full interview coming soon. xx
I’m teaching at The School of Toronto Dance Theatre May 24th-27th at 10:15am. Drop-ins welcome! For more information, call 416-967-6887 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Two more days of school and I have one more paper to write. My mind feels empty and drained. Where are the words going to come from? I pull out my studio journal and scan my chicken scratch writing for something, anything. I scan the gibberish; mis-proportioned stick figures poised on arrows, constant complaining about my eczema, bad puns, random lyrics, and thought fragments about identity development, signification, gazing and space. Quoting someone quoting Lacan quoting Freud. So much gibberish. I read and read and read and read what I scratched and suddenly I see a pattern. And suddenly the pattern takes a shape. The shape is me. It’s what my imagination looks like, it’s the shape of what my heart desires. The paper is there. The person we are is enough, is fecund.