My Hot Lobotomy; Review: October 23, 2008

…boom box to keep Joey company as he eats. “I’m really glad you’re here,” a warm female voice croons. “You’ve met the delivery guy. He’ll bring you everything you need….

Queer Collisions: Personal Interrogations of Life and Performance

…artists that inspire me include Pedro Almodovar, Bruce LaBruce, Keith Hennessy, and Morrissey; punk and anarchy look sexy as do certain tattooed/pierced hipster artists. How I’m not queer (and probably…

Arts Leadership and a Healthy Arts Community

…big your organization’s budget is, or how many staff you have, or how stable (or maybe rigid?) you are! It’s about that vision—and the endless striving towards it—that makes you

To Be A Traveler in Your Own City, Oct 2008

Where would you take out of town visitors if they arrived today? What’s “interesting” about San Francisco, something tourists travel the world to see? How would you compose an insider’s…

John Jasperse in the Bay Area: Gaps, Misuse, and the Possibility of Thick Description

…Jasperse’s work? Or have I convinced you that it won’t be to your taste or worth your time? I hope not. If you go, what do your Bay Area eyes…

2010 Highlight

…and flavorful ingredients jammed into super-tight packaging for maximum efficiency and deliverability. The crazy upheaval that graduate school throws you into—challenging everything you ever thought you knew or stood for…

Welcome

I hope you’re well, and I hope you’re safe. For most of 2020 these daily words were written in emails, texts and in posts on social. They do bear repeating:…

Keeping On Keeping On

…remedy the situation. Tony Kushner has said: “When you don’t act, you act; when you don’t vote, you vote.” Dance artists have to be proactive and find new ways to…

Homecoming for the Ohlone: Honoring Tribal Recognition

…that. So do you pay to mount a legal assault, or do you try to focus on preserving your culture?” Cerda is also philosophical about the idea of gaining tribal…

The Dance v. The Critic: Who Has The Right to Write?

…only recently begun to explore the field of dance writing, I’m no authority on dance criticism. However, I’m interested in how dance is created, how it’s received and how criticism…