For the past three months, I have been working with Robert Schaufleberg and Elizabeth Lord, the excellent designers at Deko Design in New York on my new website. When I started taking photographs, I wanted the site to be more dynamically visual and hold more of my work and my offerings in one place.
I have had the fun of developing the language and choosing the photographs for each page. The site is BEAUTIFUL and I am very excited. It is in the hands of Mannix Marketing at the moment. They are tweaking its search engine friendliness. We are hoping to launch by mid-May. Stay tuned for the launch party.
I don’t usually do an out-and-out pitch, but for those of you who have been wanting a non-digital, deeply physical experience, this is it.
MOVEMENT FOUNDRY presents
COOKBOOK FOR THE BONEHOUSE
an improvisation workshop for dancers and performing artists
with PAULA JOSA-JONES, MA, CMA, RSME/T
SUNDAYS, March 25th & April 1st, 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
A two-day workshop that takes a playful and strategic approach to movement, voice and performance. For the past twenty-five years, Paula Josa-Jones has developed a “cookbook” of wild play “recipes” that she uses to challenge and focus dancers. Techniques include: development of personal, kinetic imagery; the power of stillness; the palette of dynamic space; internal phrasing; initiation and beyond; a thousand voices (a “chunking down” practice that brings greater clarity and differentiation to the body); shape shifting; listening and responding.
I’d like you to meet my ride and my friend. This is Capprichio, the black Andalusian stallion that is the great (equine) love of my life and my favorite dance partner.
He is ridden here not by me but by his former trainer, the brilliant Sabine Schut-Kery. If you watch the video on her site, he is the one wearing the yellow polos.
We don’t live in Florida. This is just where he and I got to know each other a bit. That was six years ago. He is nearly 20 now. Sexy as ever.
Our riding these days is shaped by how he is feeling. That means that I have to pay attention, to wake up to the being that is carrying me, and to work within his limitations. That is another piece of the ongoing dance.
In the burgeoning storm about horses and slaughter, there is this: horses possess a sensitivity and delicacy that is beyond our comprehension. They are defenseless. They are companion animals, like dogs and cats. They are our work and play partners. Slaughter is never, never humane.
I am feeling despair and a deep sadness about this issue. I want us to do better, as humans; to be more feeling, more loving in our choices.