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Tuesday, October 20, 2009


Dance workshop for Relay - being as one in the future

relay october workshop, originally uploaded by plastictaxi.

I have, in the past, regretted my lack of foresight. The truth is that sometimes a little consideration about what the future might bring can save us a great deal of trouble - but how can we know the future.
Probably we never can, in any absolute sense - but we do sometimes make very good guesses. And if we know ourselves, and each other, we can guess together, and perhaps stumble into some undiscovered moment of surprising unison - each of us from our own unique position.
Or maybe what's more interesting isn't that mythical moment of harmony but the questioning and struggle en route to an unattainable goal.
Not sure if I'm talking about movement anymore, but that's where I started with this.

Sunday, October 18, 2009


3 days of art-making in Montreal

relay october in montreal 1, originally uploaded by plastictaxi.

it's fun, it's unnatural, it's beautiful, it's the future.

Thursday, October 08, 2009


blowing kisses

A month ago Bea and I attended a country wedding in Prince Edward County, on the edge of a lake in late summer. It was a single blissful day of celebration with friends in an otherwise relentless month of competing demands. I look at that picture and it feels like I took it 6 months ago.

We've just had a couple of slower days, but not by design: as soon as Bea finished her last project (playing a Chilean revolutionary in exile circa 1974 in "Refugee Hotel") - and a couple of things wrapped up for me (2 nuit blanche gigs) - we both got sick. I guess this bug is going around, perhaps you've had it yourself? Feels like a stomach flu, chills, slow digestion, bloated belly, etc... It's forcing us to get lots of sleep at least. It's my belief that we are both, in fact, errant children in need of parenting and becoming ill is the only form of discipline we respond to.

So hooray for time off, with or without bloating.

Now Bea is preparing to travel to Colombia to hold a workshop for former Child Soldiers, and I remain here working on a couple of dance projects-in-the-making and drawing preliminary sketches for theatre stuff down the road.

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