ACCEPTING (and playing with!) WHAT IS

September 18-22, 2017 ACCEPTING (and playing with!) WHAT IS POP-UP JAM At Gracewood Studio / 4920 NE 55th / Portland, OR / 97218 An alternative to the cancelled (due to fire danger) Breitenbush Fall Contact Jam!   Three sessions/day-  10-12  &  2-4  &  7-9   (except Tuesday the 19th we’ll dance at the Village Ballroom) Limited […]

mayday mayday

wow, how/when/where/why it happened? dunno, but i turn 70 on the 17 of the 17 of this two thousand in the season of self-heal and forget-me-not auspicious time for calling get-together no duck and run for me this round show up and commit to the fun so be it. hope you can come!!!! I’ve lined […]

our process + performance example

~from a survey request in 2010 & example of said process from performance at 2008 Seattle Festival of Dance Improvisation~ Margaret’s Ghost HD-complete Describe the style/genre of dance you work in: Contact Improvisation How many years have you been presenting your own dance works (choreographed or improvised)? 33 years- 7 in modern dance, 26 and […]

Here’s to the next 20 from 20 ago!

Finally putting a little toe into the digital video age to be able to show as well as tell! This is an improvised performance at the West Coast C.I. Festival in the mid 90’s. It was one of several that came out of playing with the spectrum of choices from passive to active. Since then, […]

Union founds diversity

Some imagine that I dance to cope. Yes, it can help in that way. But, more to the point, to a much greater degree, I dance to evolve! Contact Improvisation offers an alternate paradigm to the cultural one that is sustainable and nourishing for all involved. It is extremely challenging to change paradigms, to become […]

July 4th InteRdepenDANCE

JULY 4th, 2016     10 am – midnight Set dancing times will be 10-12 & 3-5, followed by potluckin’ and more dancin’! A DAY of InteRdepenDANCING To gather and celebrate by dancing our interdependence! Drop by or linger, dance and lounge, potluck and schmooze. Bring yourself (and a friend?) as you are and something to share. […]

Another WOWzer approaches!

The 9th WOW of Contact w/ Touchmonkey @ Breitenbush Hot Springs coming  January 10-15, 2016! Five precious days and nights to step away from the devices, the habits, the dramas, the duties and drop into the here and now, into the dance of being in the context of together! A time to notice and dream. […]