Thursday, June 10, 2010

National Dance Week - a la Renzi

Here are several ways to celebrate:

THAW, a video dance I made in 2007 is back up online, as part of Dance on Camera on Hulu.

WHERE THE DANCE IS, the doc following teacher/choreographer/ comedian Doug Elkins as he works with Beacon high school students, was selected by the Columbia Gorge International Film Festival August 18-22. This marks its first out of state screening! More info on the festival.

Watch history on Youtube where you can enlarge the screen, or below - in an archival video taken on July 27, 1983, at Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival, during the very first season of its Inside/Out series of informal performances. You'll see a mini lecture-dem during which Peter Stathas and I dance two versions of FOR THE LOVE OF THE WORKING, to Bach and birdsong. Just overlook the careening camera, and you'll appreciate the dialog: the lady from the audience who references Gertrude Stein, and later regrets having asked for more tenderness, the encore we didn't have time to give - and me 25 years younger!

by attending the June 19th Gala, where I'll be acting as auctioneer, helping raise money to refurbish the Inside Out stage.

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