Don't Be Shy, Man! a hybrid show inspired by Stuart Sherman’s poetry
My group dance piece, "Ex Machina", was based off this poem by Stuart Sherman:
Conferences for the birds
Make mere “tweets”
do the work
Tension wires home
For more money
Sols electricity can get a move on
The trial that winds
A lot into a knot
Where once a house stood
On both legs at once,
An apparition and an appearance
Double AA confirms dial’s
Tone of voice
Meant to be heard
Complaining that whistling
Disturbs the wind.
(more photos in the Gallery)
The seniors at CareOne Livingston had such a prolific year in Moving Words, we thought it best to present their works in a cumulative show. "Come Fly", performed live on August 21st, 2014, was choreographed, arranged, and danced by Andrea Jane Dispenziere. Many thanks to ARTS By The People, and the donors of StARTup for this wonderful opportunity!
(See performance highlights and genuine rehearsal footage in the promotional video below.)
Support your artistic fellows this spring! Thank you all for your interest in my artistic works. Interest is support enough, and for yours, I am truly grateful. But if you wish reach out and connect on an even wider scale, please visit the Arts By The People stARTup Page where my Moving Words project is proudly being featured.
Moving Words is a creative class that fuses poetry and dance.
Check out my stARTup page HERE to learn more information.
[StARTup video below, courtesy of Amanda Blohm]
Through Arts By the People, a not-for-profit 501c3 arts organization, I have the opportunity to bring dance to seniors and students in need. My fellow artists featured in this stARTup campaign will also use their creative talents to benefit local communities. From now through June 1st, your tax-deductable donations can support:
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Moving Words is an Arts By The People original class-series, designed by co-artist Paul Rabinowitz, and myself. In our teachings, we use live dance performance and spoken-word poetry to educate the public on literary forms, dance expression, cross-media collaboration, and creative process.
Here is a video from one of our group-written poems, reinterpreted through dance. Enjoy!
(See the original post through artsbythepeople.org)
Jason Greendyk is an inspired poet, author, philosopher, and friend of mine.
Read more of his work at jasongreendyk.blogspot.com
Below is his reactionary poem to my latest dance piece, I came the forest. Read the poem, then please come see the show! February 7th and 8th at the Cool NY 2013 Dance Festival in DUMBO [See previous post for show details.]
"I came to the forest" is a new work-in-progress, inspired by the mysticism of dreams, trees, and story-yarns of yore. The title is a direct reference to Henry David Thoreau:
"I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately,
to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach,
and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived."