Vault in Columbus

The diverse group of dance artists, activists, archivists, presenters and scholars who brought their all to the table at Vault’s finale gathering this weekend at Ann Hamilton and Michael Mercil’s inspiring studio in Columbus, OH.

It’s been thrilling and fascinating to manage this project focused on artist-led archiving with Bebe Miller Company. Now onto the meta-project of synthesizing/sharing so much good material generated at these gatherings since Spring 2017!

Motion State Dance Festival

Thanks to Cyrus Highsmith/Occupy Fonts for the logo design!

We’ve got a new name, an incredible line-up, and lots of excitement building for this new contemporary dance festival we’re co-producing in Providence, RI. Check out who’s coming and save the dates; tickets on sale soon!

Artist Vicki Ann Robinson

Vicki Ann Robinson, Topo Symbols, oil on canvas, 20”x24”, 2018.

Check out this gorgeous artwork by Vicki Robinson! Happy to be helping get it out into the world.

Long Live CQ

CQ Co-Editor Nancy Stark Smith and designer Lila Hurwitz sending an issue of Contact Quarterly to the printer, sleep-deprived but smiling as usual.

Our contribution to the CQ Thank You Corner, which will appear in the final issue of CQ, Vol. 45.1, coming out soon. So much learning and equal amounts of laughter!

Vault in Chicago

So grateful to be managing another fascinating project with Bebe Miller Company. Being in a room with dedicated and passionate artists and arts supporters, talking about issues around documenting and archiving the creative process, is invigorating and inspiring.

The Gaia Chaya

Creativity abounds when you take an actual vacation! We named this new delicious drink created by mixologist Lawrence Picard at the Gaia River Lodge in Belize.

Kicking & Screening Live

Film still: ali kenner brodsky & co.‘s between silences

Can’t contain the excitement about being a founding co-producer of this new venture! Check out the (still-in-progress) website for a first glimpse of the inaugural Kicking & Screening: Live & Alone dance festival coming March 2020 to Providence, Rhode Island!

The first year of the Feldenkrais® Training Academy Wraps Up

Trainees practicing giving Functional Integration® sessions, the individualized, hands-on facet of the Feldenkrais Method®. Photo: Lila Hurwitz

It’s absolutely inspiring to spend two weeks in a ballroom teeming with learning! We love our role in ensuring that this nationally-accredited program runs like clockwork. (The Feldenkrais Training Academy trains people to become Certified Feldenkrais Practitioners with the confidence and competence to build a successful practice in the Feldenkrais Method of somatic education.)

Loving Still Life

One moment amidst five hours of beauty. Photo: Lila Hurwitz

Thanks to On The Boards and Base: Experimental Arts + Space for presenting Morgan Thorson’s Still Life (2015) in Seattle, August 1-4, 2019. What a gorgeous space for a gorgeous piece. Check out some reactions to the performances here.

Welcome to Jeremy Nelson & Luis Lara Malavacías

photo: Laura Fuchs

We are thrilled to be supporting Jeremy Nelson and Luis Lara Malavacías—2 Old Men—on their collaborative and individual choreographic and teaching projects. Lots of exciting things in the works—stay tuned!