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Barrie Barton

in Asheville

Stitching Stories Through Coreography

PRESENTED ON MAY 19, 2017
IN ASHEVILLE @ VOL 15

Stories are written and spoken, but Story Choreographer, Barrie Barton takes stories to the stage. In her presentation, she shares how community members, age 25-70 go spelunking for personal stories and movements around a specific theme and then co-create a performance piece- including choreography and spoken word.

Her presentation reveals the creativity, compassion and courage and ultimate liberation kindled through this process. Barrie reveals participant’s poignant stories from a lifetime secret to a recovering heroine addict. The stories cover the full spectrum of the human condition.

Through telling our stories, "We are seen and heard. We Belong. We are not alone. We a part of a much larger story."

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Dallas Black Dance Theatre

BY ANN WILLIAMS
IN DALLAS

Ann Williams talks about the Dallas Black Dance Theatre, a performance and learning center, walking us through its various programs, and highlighting some of the shows it has hosted. (in English)

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Choreography and Climate Change

BY STEVE VALK
@ PECHAKUCHA EVENT ON AUG 20, 2014

Steve Valk talks about the complexity and changing patterns of Choreography. By connecting with culture, ourselves, and the environment dancers can become better in choreographers and thinkers/

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Storytelling

BY PATRICK COLE
@ VOL 27 ON APR 12, 2016

Patrick Cole (b. 1986 in London, UK).
Working in the mediums of sculpture and performance, Cole’s work shifts between the Bardic tradition and the actions of a contemporary prop comic. Historically a Bard worked as a storyteller, seeking to create catharsis for the general public. The Bards’ stories would satirise the lives of his audience and act as a social cleanser. A prop comic uses props and staging to enhance the performance, using these tools to connect with and provoke a reaction from the audience. Cole’s work has these ideas at its core.

 

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Avocados, Choreography and a Life that Never Stops Moving

BY COCO LOUPE
@ VOL 5 ON JUN 30, 2017

From process of manipulation to process of observation, CoCo Loupe examines the artist's journey home and away again via choreographic strategies and supported leaps into the unknown.

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ArtLab J

BY JOORI JUNG
@ VOL 27 ON APR 07, 2016

Joori Jung is a dancer and choreographer who has performed around the world receiving top accolades in national and international competitions. She is the artistic director and founder of ArtLabJ and Detroit Dance City Festival. Currently Joori has focused her attention to expanding contemporary dance and art programs in Detroit.

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Spiritual Self-Discovery through Art

BY NAN DOOLITTLE
@ VOL 12 ON JAN 18, 2018

Nan Doolittle explores the ancient and mysterious form of expressive arts, which values the process more than the final product. She recounts her spiritual quest of self-discovery and historical, familial understanding through art.

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The Garden: Growing the (Dancing) Beloved Community

BY KATHARINE SLOWBURN
@ VOL 25 ON NOV 16, 2017

While a Master of Divinity student at Harvard Divinity School, Katharine Slowburn developed a theory and practice of embodied sacrality utilizing dance. Upon graduation in 2013, Katharine returned to Knoxville, building a different type of beloved community through dance. After choreographing single pieces in several companies, she launched her own group in 2017 - The Katharine Slowburn Experience - and her first full-length production, “The Garden,” using her unique approach of dance-making and dancing as tools for healing and transforming.
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Stories in Stitiches

BY CATHERINE DJIMRAMADJI
@ VOL 16 ON JUL 12, 2018

Catherine Djimramadji weaves together her love of knitting and her interest in social, local and family history, telling stories through knitted stitches and patterns and exploring the role of knitting in York's history.

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Dance & Beyond

BY WAHAB SHAH
@ VOL 5 ON APR 29, 2018

Wahab Shah’s presentation is about his efforts and struggles in not only establishing himself as a professional dancer but also establishing his dance company and studio. He walks us through all the varied projects and shows he has performed at and how he and his brand have grown.