Back in the Studio

After a very long hiatus, I’m back in the studio again. I don’t know what I’m working on, what will come out of it, just going in weekly to create.

I’ve got weekly private studio time and a community surrounding it, including shared time in the space together to work, socialize, plot. I have been very busy and haven’t made it to the three group times so far, but I am excited about this aspect and already feel a sense of our shared focus through our private facebook group.

I am leaving the country in a week, for a three week trip that is one part self designed creative retreat and one part family visit. Hopefully the trip too will be fruitful, and then on return, I’m diving in to that community!

I’ll be posting here some of my studies, notes, thoughts from the studio and the trip. Today: TMRW PARTY Study #1, 3.24.14

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Another Nepo 5K Blog

This post I just stumbled upon has a lot of photos from the NEPO House 5k Don’t Run. Since this is my blog, I’ll include the one of me! I haven’t found many that aren’t from the back, so I figure this is worth including, even if I don’t love the exact moment captured.

My poor poor Irish skin

The author of the post was mistaken, the program did list me — a photo of the yellow silk, title, my name, and a note that it was a traveling performance. However, the location was marked at my starting place, so I imagine those who crossed my path far away from that spot had a hard time finding me on the map.

I love the thoroughness of documentation in this post. For those of you who couldn’t make it, you’ll get a nice overview of the day!

(and odd note: If you scroll down in the linked post, you will see that the photographer unwittingly caught me twice. The second time from behind, after I finished performing, in a red top and grey skirt, with olive shoulder bag. I think that was when I was trying to figure out how I was supposed to take part in the art piece I was facing.)

The Stinkhorn

Here is an excerpt from Manifold Motion‘s 2010 show, Under. The inspiration for this section was the Stinkhorn mushroom. Unlike most other things I have posted here thus far, this is not my work alone. The whole Manifold Motion team created the show collaboratively, and the performers. In this excerpt my biggest contributions would be directing and collaboratively designing the visual aspects of the space. (MULCH!) Full credits for this section are listed below the video. Watch it big!

In this excerpt:
Choreography: Nicole Sasala
Music: Eric Moon
Video Projections and lighting: Leo Mayberry
Costumes: Chaya Eastwood Jones
Performance: Emily German, Bridget Gunning, Alexandra Baybutt.

Visual Design and entire show concept by the Manifold Motion team:
Bridget Gunning
Chaya Eastwood Jones
Leo Mayberry
Mike McCracken
Keely Isaak Meehan
Luara Moore
Nicole Sasala