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!

Cheers for Iron Tears

Another Kickstarter campaign we managed has hit its goal, woot! We love helping to raise support for some very cool projects. Huge thanks to everyone who contributed to the new recording of Stephen Fandrich‘s “Iron Tears” with Gamelan Pacifica & Del Sol String Quartet.

The Oedipus/Antigone Project

photo: Nicola Goode

“Merde!” to choreographer Lionel Popkin and his collaborators for the premiere of The Oedipus/Antigone Project, opening tonight at The Getty Villa in Los Angeles! Exploring exile and contemporary notions of homeland, this evening-length performance follows a journey of two outcasts looking for a way out of horrific circumstances, trying to maintain a sense of self while acknowledging that the gods are not on their side. D+B has loved working with Lionel on grant-writing for this project.

sweet, rotten, sweet

The incomparable(s) Amelia Reeber and Wade Madsen. photo: Jazzy Photo

Congratulations to choreographer Peggy Piacenza on the opening of sweet, rotten, sweet at BONFIRE Gallery in Seattle! This video-installation, running all this month, reimagines her past choreographic works that deal with the nature of touch and the inevitability of mortality. And don’t miss the accompanying performances in the gallery! It’s been a total pleasure to work (again) with Peggy on strategic fundraising, promotion, and production for this very cool project.