Archive for the “Dance Theatre Journal Articles” Category

Editing Dance Theatre Journal: Sex and Performance Special Edition

Editing Dance Theatre Journal: Sex and Performance Special Edition

I co-edited Dance Theatre Journal, special edition on Sex and Performance, with Doran George in 2013. Dance Theatre Journal is an academic but user friendly publication published by the Laban Centre, London.
We used the festival THIS IS WHAT I WANT as a lens through which to reveal the field of the intersection between radical sexual practice and radical performance practice in the Bay Area.… Read the rest

848 COMMUNITY SPACE: PERFORMANCE AND SEX IN 1990s SAN FRANCISCO

848 COMMUNITY SPACE: PERFORMANCE AND SEX IN 1990s SAN FRANCISCO

Keith Hennessy (in dialogue with Tessa Wills)
Image above: Keith Hennessy in piece Almost, Keith Hennessy & Jassem Hindi, Sophiensaele (Berlin), 2011.

This is an article reprinted from Dance Theatre Journal: Special Edition on Sex and Performance, an academic but user friendly publication by the Laban Centre in London, which Tessa Wills co-edited with Doran George in 2013. … Read the rest

The Great Church of the Holy Fuck

The Great Church of the Holy Fuck

by Annie Danger
This is an article reprinted from Dance Theatre Journal: Special Edition on Sex and Performance, an academic but user friendly publication by the Laban Centre in London, which Tessa Wills co-edited with Doran George in 2013. We used the festival THIS IS WHAT I WANT as a lens through which to reveal the field of the intersection between radical sexual practice and radical performance practice in the Bay Area, and our work.… Read the rest

When Sex + Performance Came Together

When Sex + Performance Came Together

Keith Hennessy asks Annie Sprinkle Ten Questions about the Old Days
Image: Annie Sprinkle and Beth Stephens at the Vortex Theater, Austin. Photo by Errick Pederson.
This is an article reprinted from Dance Theatre Journal: Special Edition on Sex and Performance, an academic but user friendly publication by the Laban Centre in London, which Tessa Wills co-edited with Doran George in 2013. … Read the rest

Under the Hollywood Sign

Under the Hollywood Sign

By Dino Dinco
Image: Dino Dinco performing (with Fausto Mendez) at Performancear o Morir, Norogachi, Chihuahua, Mexico (2013). Documentation by Christine Brault.
This is an article reprinted from Dance Theatre Journal: Special Edition on Sex and Performance, an academic but user friendly publication by the Laban Centre in London, which Tessa Wills co-edited with Doran George in 2013. … Read the rest

CHARGE: Sex Work in Participatory Performance

CHARGE: Sex Work in Participatory Performance

This is an article reprinted from Dance Theatre Journal: Special Edition on Sex and Performance, an academic but user friendly publication by the Laban Centre in London, which Tessa Wills co-edited with Doran George in 2013. We used the festival THIS IS WHAT I WANT as a lens through which to reveal the field of the intersection between radical sexual practice and radical performance practice in the Bay Area, and our work.… Read the rest

MAN LIBS

MAN LIBS

by Chase Joynt
This is an article reprinted from Dance Theatre Journal: Special Edition on Sex and Performance, an academic but user friendly publication by the Laban Centre in London, which Tessa Wills co-edited with Doran George in 2013. We used the festival THIS IS WHAT I WANT as a lens through which to reveal the field of the intersection between radical sexual practice and radical performance practice in the Bay Area, and our work.… Read the rest

Psychic Waste Manager

Psychic Waste Manager

by Eve Minax
This is an article reprinted from Dance Theatre Journal: Special Edition on Sex and Performance, an academic but user friendly publication by the Laban Centre in London, which Tessa Wills co-edited with Doran George in 2013. We used the festival THIS IS WHAT I WANT as a lens through which to reveal the field of the intersection between radical sexual practice and radical performance practice in the Bay Area, and our work.… Read the rest

Tessa Wills is a live artist

and choreographer with a background in music. She is from England, trained in central Europe and now lives in San Francisco. Her work elevates flaws and wounds as portals, ways of staging humanity, and often integrates eroticism to charge the pieces, which happen primarily on stage and video. Aside from the relentless pull of desire, her current practice is inspired by Hermits and professional mourning.

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