These are the five themes which thread through most THIS IS WHAT I WANT activity.
Performance pieces which consider desire as a socio-political force What ways does desire intersect with the economy? Does integral desire confound capitalism? How does privilege affect our experience of desire?… Read the rest
In Spring 2012, I had the honour of interviewing Vân-Ánh Vanessa Võ about her work at the YBCA with the Kronus Quartet, her life and her practice. This article was initially produced by THEOFFCENTER.
Vân-Ánh devotes her life-long passion and mastery of the Đàn tranh zither to the creation of distinctive music blended with a cultural essence that can only come from this unique Vietnameseinstrument.… Read the rest
Pina Bausch’s company Tanztheater Wuppertal from Germany visited Berkley to perform Danzón in December 2011. It gives me an opportunity to crystalise some questions which bang around for me constantly as a working artist living in the Bay Area, but trained in Europe.… Read the rest
I come from a white highbrow contemporary dance background. I came to that through music, which I was taught in a Japanese style from a really young age, through English Ballet, and Western classical music to British contemporary dance, and eventually British live art.… Read the rest