March 2, 2017 - Philadelphia:
This weekend I am headed to spend many hours over 3 days within the capacious interior of the Gothic Revival-styled Holyoke City Hall in Massachussets, listening to "noise" music and dancing in accordingly nonlinear fashion with a lot of idiosyncratic improvising sound and performance artists of mostly the Northeast at the XFest 2017. This will be my third year at the annual gathering. info >
On March 8 I will be teaching a workshop in "Slow Flow Crochet" as part of a series supported by the Mural Arts Program at Tacony LAB. This will be my first official workshop in this technique I have developed. info >
On March 13 I will be returning the to University City Arts League, where I showed work in January (as part of an exhibition called High in Fiber!). This time I will be doing an experimental piece with fabric and old clothes. I think of it as part of my "every angle shines a movable gleam" research into an experience of aging, as the clothes represent former selves or hoped-for selves that never fully materialized. info >
Lots of us lately are talking about giving to the institutions that support our values. What about supporting individuals who are living those and whose specific lives are acts of social change and resistance? Along these lines, please join me in showing love to my colleague Joy Mariama Smith who is experiencing economic insecurity while in art school in Holland. Learn more >
My project every angle shines a movable gleam re-launched on January 7. Stay tuned here and also to the blog: movablegleam.tumblr.com > I am processing a lot via this project and public manifestations are slow to appear. On January 31 dancer Elizabeth Weinstein came to my small studio and we had an amazing exchange through dance about the effects of colonialism on our bodies through ballet technique.
Ongoing: As usual, Contemplative Dance Practice remains a bedrock of my weekly dance practice. Feel free to join in the monthly open practice at the Philadelphia Shambhala Center. info >
Old News: On Friday January 13 (Lucky 13!), I danced at the opening of HIgh in Fiber! at the University City Arts League, with harpist Myles Donovan of Disemballerina, the idea was to embody some of the patterns in my crochet work. See this video snippet by Erik Ruin below.