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HERE/NOW exists to increase and diffuse knowledge
involving the intersection of Dance and Music.

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LOCATION: Open Flight Studio (OFS) 4205 University Way NE / 98105
SEATING: 730-8pm
SHOW: 8-945pm
ENTRY: $8 suggested donation
BEVERAGES: inspired selection of healthy cans and bottles
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Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Installment 2 (8/29/09)

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Pictured above standing (l to r) are Jeff Aaron Bryant, Jody Kuehner, Bianca Cabrera, Amy O'Neal, Ilvs Strauss, Sky Lynn, Tom Baker, Brian Cobb and Susie Kozawa and sitting (l to r) are Jürg Koch, Mark Haim, Juliet Waller Pruzan, Serge Gubelman, noisepoetnobody, Kristin Hapke and Greg Campbell.


Installment 2 proved to be another fantastically energetic evening, even going so far as raising the bar in some regards. With a full house filled with friends, family and plenty of HERE/NOW newcomers, each duet was able to find its distinct voice and yet also appear to engage all those in attendance.

There is a shape, so to speak, that seems to be forming itself, molding itself, constructing itself into what could be described as a socio-culturally charged omni-appreciated, respected and supported four-dimensional* bubble inside which the entire evening takes place. And somehow each duet discovers a unique path into that bubble and comes out on the other side wearing the charmed aura of an artistically transparent work of well-executed improvisation. Installment 1 had many similar moments but because it had no precedent it possessed a certain casual innocence. But as Installment 2 began to wind down it became obvious that indeed the inaugural installment with its countless inspired and inspiring moments also featured this bubble.

*see 'Minkowski space'

(The digital camera was not allowed to sleep through this installment!)

The evening's duets in chronological order:

1. Amy O'Neal (D) + Greg Campbell (M)
2. Bianca Cabrera (D) + Sky Lynn (M)
3. Serge Gubelman (D) + Jeff Aaron Bryant (M)
4. Mark Haim (D) + Tom Baker (M)


5. Juliet Waller Pruzan (D) + Brian Cobb (M)
6. Kristin Hapke (D) + noisepoetnobody (M)
7. Jody Kuehner (D) + Susie Kozawa (M)
8. Jürg Koch (D) + Ilvs Strauss (M)

If you attended this installment take a minute and share your thoughts. What did you feel was the most engaging moment of the evening? Whose duet resonated with you the most? How did you hear about HERE/NOW and why did you feel as if you wanted to attend? Were you familiar with any of the participants? Did the evening serve as a catalyst for discussion amongst friends?


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