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Tripping the Ballz Fantastic

In case you’re wondering what I’ve been up to, amongst other things, I went to Burning Man again, and wrote about it for Art Practical: There’s something disheartening about returning from Burning Man to resume your practice as an art … Continue reading

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Alonzo King Lines Ballet Moves from Stage to Page

The cliché about ballet dancers is that they are “light on their feet,” that they “float” and “soar” across the stage. I’ve always felt the opposite to be more interesting: nobody reveals a more solid connection to the ground. Even … Continue reading

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In Case You’re Wondering What I’ve been Up To….

Yes, this post is all youtube videos of me dancing at Burning Man. Deal.

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Bellydancing and Hummus: Third Fridays at Tannourine, Huffington Post

One of the effects of skyrocketing rent in any city is that the surrounding cities become cooler. Inexpensive space attracts artists who fill that space with work they can no longer afford to present in a city increasingly ransomed to … Continue reading

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My second gig

I’ve been continuing my dance studies with the Fat Chance Belly Dance school, and as part of its student group, the Blue Diamonds, recently took part in my second gig. I’m mostly staying in the chorus (the sort of back-up, … Continue reading

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I’m Complaining about Mark Morris’s “Beaux” at San Francisco Ballet again.

While San Francisco Ballet’s premiere of resident choreographer Yuri Possokhov’s new Rite of Spring was the big draw in Program Three, the evening started with two of last year’s premieres: Ashley Page’s Guide to Strange Places and Mark Morris’s Beaux. … Continue reading

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“Nijinsky” with Hamburg Ballet, for Zyzzyva

A few people straggled almost unnoticed onto the stage of the War Memorial Opera House before the house lights had dimmed, and they began to talk. Even before the dancing had begun, their presence was an announcement that one had … Continue reading

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“Rudolf Nureyev: A Life in Dance” at the De Young, Art Practical

A museum may not be the ideal venue to showcase a performative art such as dance, which only exists in the living bodies of its practitioners. So it makes sense that the de Young Museum, in collaboration with France’s Centre … Continue reading

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I performed at the Opening of Opulent Temple at Burning Man 2012

I don’t only write about art; sometimes I make it. Burning Man is an incredible experience, and one that I will write about more at length when I come down from it. One of the things that is astonishing about … Continue reading

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My “Best of 2012” arts round-up, Art Practical

As futile as it is to try to sum up the best arts events a cosmopolitan city like San Francisco offered in a year, especially with a mere 1200 word-count, I gave it a try for Art Practical. I settled … Continue reading

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