Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Mother Peace Mother War

Mother Peace Mother War

The karmic wheel. Ezekial's wheel. The dharma wheel…

A letter to Mark di Suvero

Monday, January 20, 2020

Global Dance Project 2020: Anomoly

Global Dance Project 2020: Anomoly

Hindsight is 2020.

The evolution of the wheel is excellent in the beginning, excellent in the middle and excellent in the end.

"Everything flows.  Panta Rhei.  Movement and the unchanging law governing it are one; they know neither kernel nor husk—heart and mind function together undivided."
The Concept of Change by Helmut Wilhelm (1960)

shadow in light
light in shadow

“No one told me it was like this. It’s only matter shot through pure imagination. [So] rise up little souls. Join the doomed army toward the meaning of change. Fight...fight...wage the unwinnable.”—a student of Toni Morrison, from page 32 The Source Of Self-Regard by Toni Morrison

The Source of Self-Regard: Selected Essays, Speeches, and Meditations

Tuesday, November 5, 2019



The opening.

Sunday, November 3, 2019

BADWORK GDP2018 Choreography Shop

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



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.

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.