Tuesday, November 5, 2019

LIGHT DARK SONG 2018

LIGHT DARK SONG
COMPASSIONS 2018

The opening.




Sunday, November 3, 2019

BADWORK GDP2018 Choreography Shop

Badwork
GDP2018 Choreography Shop

In this choreographic shop we study abstraction, concepts of cryptic choreography taken from our Global Dance Project 2018 At the end of the clip we use the camera to develop the effect.




Badwork GDP Choreography Shop 2019

Badwork GDP Choreography Shop 2019 

This choreographic dance study of Murmurations and Proxemics with a small group of non-dancers and professional dancers shows the starting point.


 



Saturday, November 2, 2019

COMPASSIONS FIGURES 2018

COMPASSIONS FIGURES 2018

It's not with ease that we confront the truth about ourselves. We have blind spots and edges, some that are too excessive on ourselves or on others. This piece was performed in the first half of COMPASSIONS, I. Soul Dust: Figures.





READ ALL ABOUT IT:
Pages from a Choreographer's Notebook.
The Book of Love Making Compassions 2018

After Thoughts on American Masks

Dancers: Elaine Santos, Mary Power
Film Credit and Mask by Bart Frescura


Friday, November 1, 2019

Oz Milieu: Genie

Oz Milieu:  Genie

Post modern dance and art with original poetry, created, performed and narrated by Mary Power for the mpowerdance project.  Film credit: Shani Pelag





This piece began in 2012, inspired by the sound of a raven's wing.
The outdoor performance took place in collaboration with Mark di Suvero's sculptures installed by SFMOMA at Crissy Field San Francisco CA 2013.  And this final short completed November 1, 2019.

Read the poem Oz Milieu (for Edgar) written by Mary Power here.



Saturday, January 26, 2019

Global Dance Project 2019

Global Dance Project 2019
MURMURATIONS

Opu and Buki
one is slow, one is fast

sound relation
pods and traffic
murmurations and proxemics
cryptic choreography

the edge is lost where we meet
between the vaporous sky and deep midnight sea

to share or not to share
why is the sky blue and the sea midnight


Research Materials
Francis Weller, Wild Edge of Sorrow (Video)
https://youtu.be/FbsASclTX4g














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Friday May 3, 2019 free workshop Bay Area Dance Week

May Murmurations and Proxemics Workshop at NOH Space




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, 
7-9:00pm June 23, 
7-8:30pm June 24

Eventbrite - COMPASSIONS
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