Saturday, May 19, 2018

COMPASSIONS 2018




The heart must dare 
to be bold.






COMPASSIONS is a culmination of recent works created and performed by Mary Power, showing original dance, paintings, song, short dance films, and art installation "MotherPeaceMotherWar".

Guest Artists and collaborators include dance by Elaine Santos, masks by Bart Frescura, and reading from his latest book, I the Dragon, Richard Power.

Showtimes: 7-8:30pm June 22, 23, 24
Tickets: compassions.eventbrite.com
NOH Space 2840 Mariposa  SF CA

“All these moments and actions have their inner justification. Taken as a whole they reflect the feelings, the passion, or the state which we describe by the use of the one word love...Every passion is a complex of things experienced emotionally, it’s the sum total of a variety of different feelings, experiences, states. All these component parts are not only numerous and varied but they are also often contradictory. In love there is often hatred and scorn, and admiration, and indifference, and ecstasy, and prostration, and embarrassment, and brazenness, [addiction and betrayal].”--An Actor’s Handbook by Constantin Stanislavski

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Mpowerdance Project MISSION

Mpowerdance Project Mission

The mission of Mpowerdance Project is to challenge the dominant human-centric view of our place in the natural world, using the interdisciplinary and interactive mediums of dance, art, film and performance. With skill, research, memory and experience, we deliver an encounter that resonates with the wonders found in the wild, exploring the mystery of unity in diversity and diversity in unity.

Mpowerdance Project and collaborators entertain, enrich, inspire and connect diverse audiences, both locally (San Francisco) and globally, through the GDP/Global Dance Project, an annual choreographic offering.

Our work imprints upon the psyche of the mundane world-view—to cause a pause, a deep-motion of mystery, an unadulterated and elegant wave at freedom through dance. 

We encourage humane relationship to life by respecting boundaries and freedom, by keeping informed of community and world events, and by respecting and increasing a relationship with the natural world—with balance, sustainability and innovation through dance art and performance. 

Monday, January 1, 2018

Global Dance Project 2018: Move With Dual Harmonics


Global Dance Project 2018: Move With Dual Harmonics











two NOT two

to be or knot

discover the band of peace

carry the world
solace
water is life
great blue a-day-day


RESOURCES
WISDOM KEEPER Abd'el Hakim Awyan


Sunday, January 1, 2017

Global Dance Project 2017: Bennu Footprints

Global Dance Project 2017: Bennu Footprints

credit: https://goo.gl/images/TJwp60

Rise in brilliance newborn dancers
children of the ancients
this is the year of magic

Rise in brilliance
twins of symmetry aligning out of chaos
this is the year of triplets
skipping 5-7 beats again like brand new

Comedy of errors baby
slapstick, stooge 1-2-3, zen stick wake up
fool give up upside down

winds of change hummin'
shakin' like a leaf on a tree
rise Bennu rise
rock the dance from the Benben
rock the dance from the primeval mound

The Complete Gods and Goddesses of Ancient Egypt by Richard H. Wilkinson, p. 117

















RESOURCE MATERIAL
The Project Gutenberg:  The History of Antiquity from the German of Max Duncker (1877) six volumes

Saving The Indigenous Soul: an interview with Martin Prechtel (2001)

Cosmos: The World Set Free with Neil deGrasse Tyson 

Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them: Original Screenplay by J.K.Rowling (2016) 

Music: The New International Sound (feat. M.I.A.)
 

Current Backdrop:




Friday, September 11, 2015

evaWave

evaWave  
2015 OCTOBER 17 and 18
8:00p.m.
NOHspace Theatre
2840 Mariposa St.




















Eventbrite - evaWave :  EVANESCENT WAVE

evaWave celebrates the binding of life and the tender wisdon that moves us toward healing and balance. evaWave is a daring adventure...Read full Press Release

Song For Our Age
     day follows night
     from shadow
     a play of light
     aaah hooo aahm
     dweller of the vast
     dweller of the deep
     keeper of eternal rhythm
     aaah hooo aahm
     anthropocene age
     anthropo  scene
     DAY FOLLOWS NIGHT









Resource List
Writers:
The Gift (2007) by Lewis Hyde
Yoga of Primal Reality (2013) by Richard Power 
An Ocean Garden (2014) by Josie Iselin
Long Walk to Freedom (1995) by Nelson Mandela
Leib/Bread (2014) by Evelin Ilves


Artists:
Genesis by SebastiĆ£o Salgado  
Vissicitudes by Jason De Caires Taylor 
A Little Vulnerability by Roxanne Swentzell

Film:
Cosmos (Episode 4) with Neil deGrasse Tyson 
Girl Rising director Richard Robbins 
 

Jason deCaires Taylor: Vissicitudes




















Wednesday, January 14, 2015

GDP 2015: Dance Echo in Reverse

Global Dance Project 2015:  Dance Echo in Reverse

here we are
looking to the stars
our ancestors

here we are
living large
on a small blue dot

here we are
evolving birthday

what is that you dance?
you dance
that
what is



GDP (Global Dance Project)