Just got back to LA following a whirlwind week in my former home, Boston, Massachusetts, where I premiered a new solo project titled Intimate Performances at Mobius art space in Cambridge. My dear friend (and sometimes-collaborator) Alissa Cardone joined me for a hooded duet action at the end, that was originally developed with LA-based dancer Rebeca Hernandez as The Lovers (After Magritte), for Confusion is Sex #3. I received a very warm response from the local performance community, and followed two nights of performance with a two-day intensive In.To.Me.See one-on-one performance workshop, also hosted by Mobius.
While in town, I was invited to guest teach a class called Living Art in Real Space, and give a lecture on my work at Emerson College (my alma mater). I was deeply moved to be invited by Professor Mirta Tocci to teach Living Art, a class I took in 2001 as an Emerson undergrad, which had a profound influence on the trajectory of my career. I also met some amazing students and witnessed some profound studies they made in response to my prompt: "Make a one-on-one performance that is a Gift for that person only." I can't wait to return!
More on this piece here.