Capturing Movement in Words

Joe Tranquillo and me Anyone who has tried to assign words to movement immediately encounters difficulty. How do you apply something as seemingly static as words to motion? Early in the process of creating an outline for my book on contact improvisation, Contact...

Creativity

QUESTIONS: How can we be guided by the Creative in the present moment? What does it look (or sound or feel) like when we are? I return to these questions again and again, particularly at the start of a project. Answering these questions influence the trajectory of my...

Dancers and Shamans

Hyanok Kim was one of my mainstays during my tenure as professor in S. Korea, a dancer who blends eastern and western training. She introduced me to Kim Keum Hwa, Korea’s most famous shaman. The following excerpt from Ginseng Tango, my as-yet unpublished book on my...

Teachers

For this, my first blog post, I want to express gratitude for several significant teachers of mine. These teachers provided a potent example of artistic paths which gave me impetus for mine. They roused my curiosity, pointed out an unseen direction, and inspired...
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