Category Choreography

VIDEO: turn me out

Dope dance video choreographed by Holly Blakely.   Advertisements

VIDEO: [compression]

Below are some excerpts from [compression] – a work that I created for THAW, a collaborative First Friday event at SPACE Gallery in January, 2013. The dancers (and collaborators) are Mariah Bergeron, Meaghan LaSala, and Brian Simpson. They dedicated lots of their brain power, creative energy, and humor to this project – for which I […]

CHOREOGRAPHY (performance): lesley dill

Yesterday evening The Kate Cheney Chappell ’83 Center for the Book presented New York-based artist Lesley Dill.  Dill spoke philosophically and with humor about how language informs/shapes her work and our lives.  It was so good.  I fell in l-o-v-e with Dill’s sculptures and prints when the Portland Museum of Art exhibited her work in 1999. […]

VIDEO: anne marsen

Last March SPACE Gallery presented the epic music video/dance film girl walk//all day – which if you haven’t seen, stop what you’re doing and watch it RIGHT NOW. Okay – now that you’ve watched it (or rewatched), check out the glorious Anne Marsen in this Bollywood inspired number.  I think I’m in love.   P.S. […]

PERFORMANCE: joffrey ballet

Thursday, Portland Ovations presents the Joffrey Ballet for their Maine debut. The Joffrey will be performing Age of Innocence (choreography: Edwaard Liang/ music: Philip Glass and Thomas Newman); Son of Chamber Symphony (choreography: Stanton Welch /music: John Adams); and of course …  Le Sacre du Printemps. Director of Dance at Bates College, Carol Dilley, will […]

PERFORMANCE: port fringe

PortFringe is going to be epic. Last night Two nights ago at Geno’s was the kick-off party and it’s somewhat mind-boggling how many things will be happening over the course of 5 days. Imma be collaborating with Matt Brown (Leaf Peeper, Mind Wheel, among other projects) and Derek Kimball on a sound-film-movement piece. The title of […]

VIDEO: boys + sports

I love this video for two reasons: 1. The way that “sport” so seamlessly elides into dance 2. THE BOYS Thanks to the illustrious Annie for sharing.

FESTIVAL: maine island dance festival

Um, yes that’s right – June 17-22nd on Chebeague Island is the 2nd Annual Maine Island Dance Festival. Maybe the greatest idea ever? Yes I think so. This week-long festival features daily classes/practice in Countertechnique, Reactive Body Technique, Choreography and Dance and Technology — the Festival will be led by teachers/choreographers: Andrew Cowan, Kira Blazek, […]

VIDEO: choros

This gem has been featured on Colossal and Short of the Week (and was originally sent to me by the supreme Derek Kimball) – this beautiful experimental dance film was created by Michael Langan & Terah Maher (Maher dances). The music is Steve Reich’s “Music for 18 Musicians” and you can read about the filming/creation […]

HISTORY: the belfast ballroom manual

This little gem was published in 1863 in Belfast, Maine, and cost 10 cents at the time of publication. It contains basic instructions for about 60 dances. The manual states,  We have endeavored to make the following figures so clear, that any person who has the least knowledge of dancing, can execute them without difficulty. […]