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With the addition of two more dancers, Victoria Dombroski and Rebecca Walden, the new piece has become a ‘trio for five,’ with a working title of Pig Tales—a collage of movement, image and text. Currently under consideration are references to and/or quotes from  Charlotte’s Web and Animal Farm as well as Three Little Pigs, The Sun of Wisdom and current news. Come see how these ideas develop at the Crossing Boundaries performance on Tuesday, June 26th at Dixon Place, 161 Chrystie Street,  at 7:30 pm. Tickets can be purchased by phone, 212-219-7581, online at http://www.dixonplace.org or at the door.

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The latest development in my NYFA-sponsored,  multi-piece performance project, Globalization and its Discontents, is that I recently have begun rehearsals for a  new trio that I have been invited to show on Dixon Place’s Crossing Boundaries series on June 26th at 7:30 pm. It will feature Mari Sakahara, Tatyana Kot and Ingrid Kullberg-Bendz, who have performed in my work previously, and we are enjoying coming together for further exploration and experimentation.

As I have begun to create abstract movement phrases and generate ideas for the piece, an assortment of threesomes has come to mind, including Three Little Pigs, Three Sisters, Three Stooges and Three Musketeers— variously touching on themes of home, housing, displacement, loss, adventure, play, resilience and creativity.  For the first time in a very long time, in one section I find myself working with counts—in a meter of three, naturally, with a variety of subdivisions of the pulse, though a variable pulse seems to work better for the movement than a steady one!