15th Jan 2019
John Stanazzi

Let Me Tell You About My Father…

I invited some of the special people I know ~ from poets whose work has appeared in Combustus magazine to a dancer friend of mine who immigrated from Hungary ~ to share with us some of the wisdom they’ve received over the years from their fathers as well as what has been passed on to their own children.

02nd Jul 2018

We Were All Women in the Womb: Icelandic Drag Performers On Feminism and Free Expression

"Gender is a social construct and drag breaks it down and reconstructs it."

19th Oct 2013

Dance Film “Eclipse” Captures Intimate Conversation With Not A Word Spoken

No words in this eloquent short film, only Dustin O'Halloran's original composition, "We Move Lightly," David Cooper's photography and Linda Arkelian's choreography. Put together: nothing short of magic.

14th Jul 2013

An Artist Dreamed: Interview with Ethiopian painter Yared Nigussu

I was in France at the time and I met a young guy in my French class. And he was an ex-child soldier. I saw him as always really sad. You didn't ever see a smile on his face. We'd go for coffee or a drink, and one day I just asked him, "Hey man, why don't you ever smile?" And he just explained to me that his childhood was stolen from him. I told him that if I was a writer I would write something, but I am a painter. So I painted his portrait.

14th Jul 2013

Creating in Community

Something happens when we get together to create. What could otherwise remain static begins to evolve organically. A co-mingling that forever alters the recipe. Chemicals react. There is a sense of something building, bubbling. The unpredictable. That which cannot entirely be controlled. Nor should it.

24th Apr 2013

BodyVox Celebrates Fifteen Years of Innovative Dance

"I think the key is to pay attention when those ideas do come. If you ignore them, they don't come as quickly the next time. They say, 'You're not friendly to us.' So then you have to spend time rebuilding the universe's trust. With creativity, just like everything else, you have to keep working at it. There's ability, and then there's craft. Craft involves homework. And just doing it. And doing it. So we work a lot on our craft." ~Jamey Hampton, dancer, choreographer, co-founder with wife Ashley Rowland of BodyVox

01st Dec 2012

Linda Arkelian, ballet dancer, instructor, Vancouver, British Columbia

"Our culture now has become fixated on technology and materialistic goals that entice our sons away from the arts. The question is: How can we wean our boys away from computer games and keep them engaged in relationships and authentic communication of emotion?"

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