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Morton Feldman's Three Voices with dancers

Friday January 17 7:30 PM Trident Gallery 189 Main St. Gloucester, MA Many years ago a composer friend of mine, Andrea Fontemaggi, gave me a copy of Morton Feldman's Three Voices for Joan La Barbara.  He said, "Make sure you have enough time to sit and listen to the whole thing.  Sit right in the middle of the speakers for the best sound." And I think he may have encouraged me not to move!  That may have been just how I felt when I listened to it.  I couldn't move.  I was transfixed by the movement of the sound. When Matt Swift (Trident Gallery) asked me to curate performance in agreement with his Winter exhibition, about creating a space for stillness and reflection, I immediately thought of this piece...  with dance. I'm breaking my history of stillness with the piece and joining in the movement of the sound, to create a quiet and powerful score that creates space for listening and reflecting as well as viewing.

Friday 13th Performance in Third Life Somerville

Maybe I'll wear a Jason mask for the occasion But really I'll be showing an in-process duet with the lovely dancer Kristen Calder.  Even without the mask, the dance still deals with FEAR as a major theme. The Third Life shared choreographer series curated by the Kelley Donovan is always diverse and interesting. A great way to see what's going on in the Boston scene, meet some folks, talk dance.  Here's the event page for the evening with a ful list of performers and other details: Buy your tickets early for a big discount:

Fall Actions

Lots of good things going on this season.  I go back to teach a master class at my Alma Mater, George Washington University, this weekend.  Thrown into the deal is an improv session with the inimitable Maida Withers and Giselle Ruzany. The the list goes on: NOVEMBER 9:  Invisible Stories at Mole Hill Theater, Alstead, NH (see previous post) NOVEMBER 13: Invisible Stories performance at Curry College, Milton, MA DECEMBER 13: new duet shown informally at Third Life Choreographers Series

Invisible Stories (in Progression)

November 9 7:30PM Mole Hill Theater Alstead, NH Invisible Stories is a dance in progression, a kind of movable feast of ideas and movements and books, conceived and performed by Kate Tarlow Morgan and Sarah Slifer Swift.  For this performance we are joined by visual artist Susan Erony and musician Stefan Brandstatter. We are working with books and the loss of books, the life and movement of language.  Charles Olson's in there too.  And the oceans that pour up out of the mines and lap at the edges of Avalonia.

Dance For World Community This Saturday, 6/8!

Jose Mateo Ballet Theater's annual Dance for World Community Fest is a beautiful event.  I've enjoyed going to as a spectator for several years now, and this year I have a quartet of dancers performing a new quartet, "Find me in the Dance Floor."  To music by electronic music artist Mark Fell ( ), the piece goes deeply into the roots of why we enjoy losing ourselves to dance.  We perform at 5:20, but be sure to check out as much of the festival as you can. more info at

More performance news

April 26 + 27 Enter, Dance Floor will be performed at Salem State for the SSU Dance Ensemble Concert "Reach" at Mainstage Theater, 352 Lafayette St. Salem, 7:30PM. April 28 Fundraiser for Rocky Neck Cultural Center.  I'll be performing with Cape Ann Big Band. May 3 Invisible Stories @ Massachusetts Poetry Festival (see previous post) May 4 + 5 Bananas Fashion Show Fundraiser for Gloucester City Hall.  A very fun event for a great cause.   June 8 Enter, Dance Floor  at Dance for World Community Festival in Cambridge, MA
Invisible Stories premieres May 3rd, 2013! The collaborative dance performance piece by Kate Tarlow Morgan and Sarah Slifer Swift, Invisible Stories , will premiere at the Massachusetts Poetry Festival. ( ) 3:45PM Old Town Hall 32 Derby Square, Salem "buy a button" system gets you into any event of the festival.  Buttons are $15.
Sunday February 3rd, 8PM What Time is it, Mr. Fox? CD Release Party Club Oberon, Cambridge I'll be performing alongside these wonderful musicians for a fun filled night of performance.