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Wednesday, February 5th, 2014

Debbie says: The “it’s all about me and my feelings” club has a new self-elected president, Jen Caron: A few weeks ago, as I settled into an exceptionally crowded midday class, a young, fairly heavy black woman put her mat down directly behind mine. It appeared she had never set foot in a yoga studio—she […]

Cid Pearlman: Your Body Is Not A Shark

Saturday, November 17th, 2012

Laurie says: My daughter Cid has been working in collaboration with the composer and musician Joan Jeanrenaud and the poet Denise Leto on a major work.  It’s called Your Body Is Not A Shark.  I saw the first section last month at Looking Left in Santa Cruz and it really knocked me out. I’m always […]

Eating and Exercising: The Roads to Living Well Need Better Road Signs

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012

Debbie says: “The Terrible Tragedy of the Healthy Eater” by Erica at Northwest Edible Life is just about perfect. Before Your Healthy Eating Internet Education: “I eat pretty healthy. Check it out: whole grain crackers, veggie patties, prawns, broccoli. I am actually pretty into clean eating.” After Your Healthy Eating Internet Education: Those crackers – […]

Cid Pearlman: San Francisco International Arts Festival

Tuesday, March 27th, 2012

Laurie says: My daughter Cid Pearlman is currently in Estonia.  We had a good visit before she left in the early AM last week. … I am back in Tallinn, Estonia, and it’s a bright, clear day in Old Town. I’m here with funding from the U.S. Embassy/Estonia to create a new work for next […]

Photo of the Week

Saturday, December 18th, 2010

This portrait is of Kim Manri from Women of Japan.  She is the director of Taihen, a disability dance company based in Osaka.  It was shot in her studio in the space from which she directs her company. .. .. Taihen’s work is remarkable. This is a group of performance photos taken in Jakarta, Indonesia […]

Alice Miller: In Memoriam

Monday, May 3rd, 2010

Laurie and Richard say: The psychologist Alice Miller died at her home in Provence on April 14. She was 87. Her publisher announced her death last week. Her ground breaking works on child abuse in the 80′s gave a historical/societal context to the abuse of children and its place in the development of Western history. […]

Lessons from the Dead

Wednesday, July 15th, 2009

Lynne Murray, Laurie, and Debbie say: Kelly Bliss, famous for her size-positive exercise programs sent out an email with a link to Gil Hedley’s “Fuzz Speech” YouTube video. Bliss says: Gil Hedley, Ph.D., gives a lesson on the importance of movement and stretching to maintain the sliding properties of tissues in the body, as well […]

Really Diverse Dance At Cabrillo College

Sunday, May 17th, 2009

Laurie says: It’s time for the Cabrillo Spring Student Concert I won’t be able to review it the way I have in previous years. I want to strongly recommend that if you’re in the area that you go see them.  The Winter Concert sold out and had to turn away some people. Reservations recommended. This […]

Cid Pearlman/California Touring Project Dance in LA

Tuesday, November 18th, 2008

Laurie says: Cid Pearlman’s dance work “Fire Sale” will be in the Los Angeles premiere  of the California Touring Project this weekend. As many of you know, Cid is my daughter. I was struggling to describe her work and realized that this quote from California Dance Network does it better. With a movement vocabulary that shifts between a […]

Unexplored Territory: Body Language and Gesture

Monday, November 17th, 2008

Laurie and Debbie say: Debbie went today to a dance performance by Nina Haft and Company (along with Pappas and Dancers, and the Al-Juthoor Palestinian Dabkeh Dance Troupe). The whole performance was excellent, but what caught Debbie’s imagination was a Nina Haft piece called “36 Jewish Gestures.” (Among other things, this piece is a comment […]

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