Thursday, June 18, 2020

Mpowerdance Project Trailer June2020

Mpowerdance Project Trailer June2020




For decades, with one compelling performance after another, Mary Power and her mpowerdance project have kept up a shamanic drum beat, summoning the forces of nature and the depths of the human soul. To bear witness to the exquisite beauty of Gaia and the utter interdependence of all life. Integrating dance, art, film, music and spoken word into a powerful somatic language, timeless, archetypal, universal, grieving and celebratory all at once. The liberating power of truth. The redeeming power of love. The creative power of forests, seas and psyches. This four minute film captures the essence of what mpowerdance project offers us in these perilous times, and provides a insightful glimpse into the richness of Mary Power's sustained vision.

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: Anomaly

Global Dance Project 2020: ANOMALY

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

LIGHT DARK SONG 2018-19

LIGHT DARK SONG
COMPASSIONS 2018-19

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