Thursday, March 29, 2012

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Babes and Boxing

Photography of Stanley Kubrick.
Yes, the film maker/cinematographer/screenwriter Stanley Kubrick. He was a freelance photographer before he was famous. The man was a genius, what I would call a Renaissance fellow.

VIA here and here

Monday, March 26, 2012

Dance For Camera List

Dance For Camera Recommended Viewing List - Modern and Contemporary Dance - Base Minimum
(as given to me by Satu Hummasti)

  • Isadora Duncan "Revolutionary Etude" (1923?)
  • Martha Graham -any work- "Lamentation" (1930) "Cave of the Heart" (1946)
  • Doris Humphrey "Passacaglia" (1938)
  • Kathrine Dunham "Stormy Weather" - Ballet Sequence in Film (1943)
  • Anna Sokolow "Rooms" (1955)
  • Yvonne Rainer "Trio A" (1966)
  • George Balanchine "Stravinsky Violin Concerto"
  • Merce Cunningham -any work- "Channels/Inserts" (1981)
  • Trisha Brown -any work- "Set and Reset" (1983)
  • Pina Bausch -any work- Earlier Work: "Cafe Muller" (1978), "Nelken" (1982), "Blubart" (1977)
  • Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker -any work- "Rosas Danst Rosas" (1983)
  • Jiri Kylian -any work- "Petit Mort" (1991)
  • William Forsythe -any work- "Solo" (1997)
  • John Jasperse "Waving to You From Here" (1997)
  • Ohad Naharin "Decadance" (compilation of works made into evening length works, 2000's)
  • Edouard Locke "Amelia" (2003)
  • Jerome Bel "Veronique Doisneau" (2004)
  • Susan Marshall "Cloudless" (2006)
  • Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui "Sutra"-collaboration w/ Anthony Gromley (2008)
  • Lucy Guerin "Untrained" (2009)
  • Tere O'Conner -any work-

Going Red.

Going red. Wednesday. I've got my appointment set at Dexterity Salon, in SLC with the brilliant Lauren Gunn. If you're thinking about making a change, give her a call! Back to the red... what do you think? Could I rock this?

I'm girl-crushing Alison Sudol, of A Fine Frenzy over her red locks (circa 2007). Pretty sure I blogged these head band photos a couple years ago. I just can't get over them!

Other stunning reds...

 I love this weave. Sooo much. 

What I love about Body Logic Dance Company

I think there is something to be said for the university trained and graduated dancers, those young things trying to make a name all by their lonesome, out in the great big world.  Though I personally spent such a short time away from dance academia (I only spent a year between my undergraduate and graduate schooling), I felt as if I had a taste of freedom in a dance world sans school.  No homework, grades, and other anxieties and pressures of day-to-day schooling.  Ah, sweet-sweet freedom.  On the other hand, when one isn’t in school, one doesn’t have daily mentorship or any other substantial support system to help them grow or to push them forward.  I think of my time spent away from my alma mater, remembering that overwhelming sense of panic that crept softly any time it felt I had been relaxed too long.  I have this image in my mind of a smart, supple being, loaded up with information and a lust for freedom and creative, stepping outside the doors into the freedom of their future, only to be wound down to the windblown and waiflike orphan, begging of the dance lords to give them back their life, “Please sir, I want some more.”  It’s a hard step to take, that tossing of the cap and the acceptance of the diploma.  Once the graduated dancer steps away from the support of their educational roots and instructional backbone, all they have left is what they take with them and what they end up doing with it.
       It has been my pleasure to log many hours these last three years helping to build up, choreograph for, and perform with a dance company named Body Logic.  The other contributors/dancers/choreographers to Body Logic are all university-graduated dancers, each bringing to the mix their own educated and personalized yearnings and itchings to build, create, and move.  We established this company as a way to continue learning outside of the school setting, as well as give us available dancers and rehearsal time to work on personal choreography and dance films.  It is said that it takes a great deal of blood, sweat, and tears to pull a dance company together.  I would wholeheartedly agree, and then offer whatever else I could.  This company has a very palpable energy, and a joie de vivre that helps keeps the creative juices flowing.  Despite the setbacks and the long way we have to go to really make something of ourselves, I’ll say it now, and I’ll say it again: It has been an honor to work with Body Logic.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Birthdays? Easter? Christmas in 9 months? No problem.

My friend Michelle is an extrememememely talented illustrator. NOW you can be a a good person, and go buy your very own piece of her decadent artwork, right off of Society6 (prints, iPhone covers, laptop covers, etc...).

... and a good time was had by all.

I truly hope someone out there is as excited for this as I am.
Who wants to come with me?

Monday, March 19, 2012

Friday, March 2, 2012

This is going to happen.

Dear Red Siberian Fox,
You will be mine/ours. Someday soon. You are my dream mix of puppy and kitten... and I love you already.
Cheers, Claire

Mind worms

Grow up.