And for something different. Some scuba divers at night. Photo by Ian Baker. Taken in the Red Sea, January 2019.
Dancehouse is a venue in Melbourne, Australia. It began as an artist-led space in 1992 but now is slightly more conventional in how it is organised, funded and run as a ‘dance centre’. As part of Dancehouse’s 21st anniversary celebrations in 2013 they asked a bunch of people who had danced and made work there over the years to tell a story and maybe even do a dance.
Here are mine:
Last month I performed a ‘desktop presentation’ as part of Light Moves Festival of Screendance in Limerick. Over the years I’ve played a lot with ways of presenting ideas to audiences, and this is a first attempt to use the computer desktop as a live site of performance.
The presentation explores the ways in which mobile phones are changing choreographic thinking and practice.
I was trawling through the website of the wonderful Becky Edmunds the other day and stumbled across this utter gem called Have you started dancing yet?
I can’t embed it here but watch it on vimeo.
Its home is here: http://beckyedmunds.com/dancing-yet
MM: Do you think nepotism and privilege might actually be a thing?
JS: Nah, it’s the story they tell children to frighten them at night.
– Heard the other day on the podcast Reconcilable Differences #88 hosted by John Siracusa and Merlin Mann (at 48:00 min)
Link to In Terms of Performance – intermsofperformance.site/keywords – simple yet thoughtful collection of ideas, terms and perspectives about performance and artistic practice.
In May this year, Paul Hughes, Hamish MacPherson and I had a residency at S’ALA in Sassari, Italy. There were no planned outcomes from the work we did together but we ended up writing a document in which we reflect on our experiences.
The document is a PDF and is called We Took Photographs: