Creative Writing

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Re:Defining Re:Views

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Writer's Workshop

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A LOVE LETTER TO INTIMADANCE

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Dear Intimadance,   I started my process with a little research about Yoko Ono. More specifically, about John and Yoko and how they were perceived. (None of that research was at all relevant to the piece I presented and was most likely a massive waste of time.) In any case, the story goes that JohnRead more

Spring Forward: Kids by Kuan-Hsiang Liu

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Kids is a staged documentation of sorts of the death of Liu’s mother. Throughout the piece, recorded conversations between Liu and his late mother are played. These talks touch on her impending death, on memory and on family history. Like life, they don’t always follow a clear path.

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No Give Back’s: The Appropriation of Contemporary Dance in Pop Culture

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The appropriation of contemporary dance into pop culture both strengthens and weakens our form. We love the exposure but feel angry that those benefitting from our hard-won aesthetics and practices are not the true owners. Tourists not citizens. We don’t see bigger audiences at Revelations because of a twirled umbrella in Formation. Read more

Joel Bray on Shira Eviatar’s Rising

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Shira and Anat Amrani took the beauty and virtuosity of two adamantly non-European forms – belly-dancing and Yemenite folk dance – and stripped them back of decoration, historicity and cultural context. They used what was left to craft a truly brilliant piece of contemporary performanceRead more