saw last merce cunningham dance last night. at first i was bummed as it’s a ‘walk around’ show with three stages and a lot of standing. i’m prone to german shepherd hips at rock shows and other standing events so as a 9 month pregnant fatty, i was stopped in my tracks. luckily they gave me a folding chair, which my husband carried for me, so i was set. a few things: this was the image for the poster. so genius. the shape is a classic merce shape, but also so perfectly sums up the modernism of the whole shebang. beautiful. second, while the midcentury modern contemporary music has never been my thing, the way there were live instruments all over the armory — lit as part of the performance and surrounding you — made me fall in love with it and the dance it seemed to evoke. third, if you didn’t know what merce’s thing is, you know after this show. you can actually picture his young barrel chested body doing each and every movement. the fluidity of the production was awesome. i chose to plant myself at the bottom of the stairs at each stage because i loved watching the dancers sit on the floor and check where they were and enter and leave the stage. i had to really sit on my hands to keep from whipping out my iphone and taking snaps of their taped up feet and sweaty backs. lastly, there’s nothing like the end of the merce cunningham company for people watching in new york. sublime.
i’ve been delinquent. and this is why. yes that is my daughter. inside me. right when she came, so did a mountain of work (summer is busy for me) and also a wall of nausea. i will not bore you but try to imagine if you could smell someone’s breath from the other end of the subway car. HOWEVER, i will for sure get back to posting the summer camp stuff. it was, aside from the nausea, a near perfect assignment and i LOVED being at summer camp. check back soon!
im doing a story about summer camps. i’m loving the archival photos i’ve been finding. stay tuned for more….i never went to camp, really. well once, but that doesn’t count. it’s so interesting the way people go for several years. what a huge impact it must have. i would love to design a camp.
i painted this for my parents. it’s their 50th anniversary and we’re sending them to this spa in vals, switzerland. i am very jealous. i want to go to there.
back from argentina and subsequent job in tofino. allergies attacked so i’m useless. yesterday my dog had 7 teeth pulled and i found this picture, taken by a chicago subway conductor. he was walking through the empty trains and found this coyote all sleepin. god bless the camera phone.