Category Archives: Dance

When the Levee Breaks

Recently, I came across a wonderful reminder of past projects in the form of magic shared on Facebook: some television footage from 1965 or so of the magnificent flamenco dancer Antonia (also sometimes listed as Antonita) Singla Contreras, known to … Continue reading

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Dance, Power, and the Body, Part II: Tools and Instruments

When I sat down to write that post about flamenco last week, I was mostly enchanted by the kind of body presentation going on in the video pieces I included in the post. I was exploring, at the time, a … Continue reading

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Dance, Power, and the Body, Part I: First Thoughts

Every now and then, my half-hearted checking in on artistic creators whose work I like turns up something that fascinates me. Today, for example, Iron & Wine¬†posted a little blast from the past on Facebook: As much as I adore … Continue reading

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Festival Spaces, Part 2: Saturday

In my first post about the 2013 Cherokee Jazz and Blues Festival, I provided one sort of picture of The Gathering Place, one of the venues on the pub crawl. Certainly, when compared to a bar/restaurant with less square footage … Continue reading

Posted in Cherokee Jazz and Blues Fest 2013, Dance, Jammy Goodness

365 DotU, Day 117: ATHOLL!

Dancing is an amazing thing that humans do. We dance in so many ways, for so many reasons (ranging from random fun to profound ritual). It can be an incredible bonding exercise. It can be so much FUN! ¬†It can … Continue reading

Posted in A Monumental and Daunting Task, Dance

Bodies at Rest and In Motion

One of the spectacular treasures of the Library of Congress Flickr Stream is the Gottlieb Jazz Photos collection. There are haunting, amazing photos of jazz musicians and other performers of the 30s and 40s in their element, in both color … Continue reading

Posted in Dance, Flickration, Library of Congress Flickr Stream MAGIC, photography