Happy Year of the Rooster, Dance Fans!
First off, FINALLY managed to finish the trailer of Shapeshifters, three months after its theatrical release. Work and kids. Here it is:
AND, here are some excerpts from a lecture i gave this past July as part of the 4th IDOCDE Symposium on Contemporary Dance Education: The Importance of Being (Un)Necessary, at ImPulsTanz – Vienna International Dance Festival:
If You’ve never seen my film Quintet – a choreopornographic experiment – from 2013, the flick that started the contemporary dance porn genre and was the starting point of a magical journey for my own self, it will screening again in Berlin THIS FRIDAY (TOMORROW!), February 3, 8pm, at Spektrum as part of Best of Porn Film Festival, in the framework of Vorspiel/Transmediale & CTM. See You there!
Next up, i’ll be performing for Scottish mastermind Susanna Curtis in her production Alice.ecilA, based on Lewis Carroll’s Alice Through the Looking-Glass (the slightly less over-referenced sequel to Alice in Wonderland). Premiere is at the Tafelhalle in Nuremberg on February 16, with further shows happening February 17 & 18, and April 7 through 9.
As Susanna said to me before rehearsals: “David, i have to warn You, it’s going to be pretty representational.” She spoke the truth, but i’m enjoying myself. Come by if You’re in the neighborhood!
I am super grateful and happy to be returning to one of my favorite (not to mention one of the most professionally organized) festivals on gender and sexuality, La Fête du Slip in Lausanne, Switzerland. My most recent film, and the final part of the Sex and Space Trilogy that began with Quintet, SHAPESHIFTERS, will be screening at the festival Friday March 3 at 22:00, Saturday March 4 at 16:00, and Sunday March 5 at 12:00.
Lastly, Australian performance whirlwind Renae Shadler and myself will be showing the most recent version of our work in progress NAMING IT at Berlin’s fine venue ada Studios (located in the Uferstudios) at their series NAH DRAN, March 11 & 12, 20:30 both nights. Really enjoying my work with Renae, which tackles language, somatics, magick, reality, and other light fare. Check it out! Email ada for reservations, as space always proves extremely limited.
Finally, this month’s public service announcement: If You’re a U.S. citizen, i highly recommend this practical, positive, and easy-to use guide for resisting the Big Orange agenda: https://www.indivisibleguide.com/
It’s very much within the system, and while i acknowledge all of my anarchist friends’ desire to dream bigger and better than the current system, i also feel that the most sustainable transformations (on any level) often occur slowly, painfully, and from within. Big thank you hug to fellow dance artiste Kareth Schaffer for making me aware of it.
The days may be dark, but please always remember that we were made for these times.
With lots of love,