mixing it up

a lot of stuff all laid out, of all colors and sorts.

I’ll be back at Radio Bean this Sunday March 13th 11:00am, acoustically brunching in my regular 2nd Sunday slot. Feels like it’s been a while. All sorts of thoughts are brewing these days in my head about the ways to bring the music-making and the dance-making more together. But it’s already happening…

Excited for the next week,  love my group of UVM student performers for the Dance Program’s Dancing Uphill 2016 at Mann Gym March 17 – 19 – a bold, brash, fearlessly improvising bunch – and I’m really happy with the resulting piece, “premeaningmakers” – which is a very loose and expanded reset of a piece first made at Muhlenberg College eighteen years ago. The new UVM Taiko Drum Group will be performing in this piece. How amazing.

Two weeks after that: Dance Tramp is back at Flynnspace in “non sensibility: every body plays the fool.” It’s satisfying to see this show begin to come together – from many different approaches, we seven choreographers are really collaborating, sharing ideas, mixing it up. Chance procedures may make an appearance, and several other experiments in dance, some of them unrehearsed! White Witch will show up in “The Ghost of Rocinante,” performing with Yutaka Kono who will be performing on tuba. I’ve been rehearsing and reworking this ballet solo this spring break week alone in the UVM Recital Hall; I always love these solitary daytime rehearsals, especially in such a beautiful space, looking out at the pine trees of Redstone Campus.