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WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2010
A little pre-Thanksgiving kindergartephorism--an overheard conversation while teaching one of my classes today:
Kindergarten girl: "You are my boyfriend."
Kindergarten boy: [blank stare, coupled with a 'why me look?']
Kindergarten boy: "Why me, you should pick (name withheld to protect the innocent); he's the one that has a crush on you?"
Kindergarten girl: "Because I want someone beautiful."Kindergartephorism #1
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Well as I mentioned in an earlier post, 2010 has turned out to be quite the dance year for me. Not actually dancing myself (although THAT would be interesting) but rather a number of commissions for works for others to dance. In June a showing of one section (These are the Times that Try Men's Souls) from my collaboration with Edisa Weeks, To Begin the World Over Again, which is based on the writings of Thomas Paine. And last month on October 14 and 15th, another collaboration with TAKE Dance and my 'other' group Pulse, The Distance of the Moon.
Both collaborations you'll hear and see more of next year, with the full evening premiere of To Begin the World Over Again taking place the first two weeks of June 2011 at Irondale Theater in Brooklyn and another Pulse and TAKE Dance project tentatively schedule for Fall 2011. So check back for more details. For now you can see for yourself some of what I've been doing this year, so let's roll the tape...first up, "The Distance of the Moon". You can watch all of the dances of The Distance of the Moon from the other composers and choreographers at the Pulse blog or my Numinousmusic Youtube channel and can check out other great photos from the show here.
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Check out some of the great photos from last months Pulse dance project with Take Dance, The Distance of the Moon. The photos are by the wonderful photographer kokyat and you can see shots before, during, and after the October 2010 shows.
(the dance "The Distance of the Moon" choreography by Takehiro Ueyama and music by Joseph C. Phillips Jr. from October 2010 performance, photos by kokyat)
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To all things that create a sense of wonder and beauty that inspires and enlightens.