Announcements: Miguel Gutierrez Newsletter

image-1

MGPP finds ways of deepening their tantra practice

AHOY SWEET MATEYS!

LET’S START WITH THE MOST DELECTABLE AND LONG LASTING NEWS:

WE ARE HAPPY TO FINALLY ANNOUNCE THE LAUNCH OF OUR NEW, OVERHAULED WEBSITE, DESIGNED BY THE INCORRIGIBLE RICHERT SCHNORR.
CHECK IT OUT AT http://www.miguelgutierrez.org/
MORE PICTURES, WORDS AND MOVING IMAGES THAN YOU CAN SHAKE AN IDLE AFTERNOON OF FACEBOOKING AT!

OH DEARESTS I ALMOST THOUGHT TO RE-NAME THE MGPP INFO UPDATE AS WE’RE IN A MOMENT OF TOO MUCH SPEWING IN THE WORLD. NOR AM I FEELING PARTICULARLY CLEVER, WHICH IS FINE, BECAUSE AS A FORTUNE COOKIE ONCE TAUGHT ME, “CLEVERNESS- SUITABLE FOR EVERYTHING, SUFFICIENT FOR NOTHING.”

BUT I’VE ONLY JUST BEGUN AND ALREADY I DIGRESS.

I’M NOT HERE TO TELL YOU WHAT YOU ALREADY KNOW. I’M HERE TO TELL YOU THINGS YOU NEVER ASKED TO KNOW.

IT HAS BEEN A BUSY TIME. HOWEVER, BACK IN MARCH, WHEN THE INVISIBLE KNIFE BEGAN STABBING ME REPEATEDLY IN MY LOWER BACK, MAKING IT IMPOSSIBLE TO TIE MY SHOELACE, I REALIZED THAT I NEED TO LEARN HOW TO RELAX AND RESTORE. SOMETIMES I DREAM ABOUT MOVING TO AN ISLAND FAR AWAY FROM AN INTERNET CONNECTION, A PHONE SIGNAL, OR A HIGHWAY. BUT THEN I WOULDN’T BE ABLE TO CONTACT MY FRIENDS, MY ROLFER, ACCUPUNCTURIST OR THERAPIST, WHO BROUGHT ME BACK TO LIFE AFTER AFOREMENTIONED INJURY. AHH CRY ME A RIVER, WHINY PANTS!

image-5

BUT LET’S FOCUS ON THE POSITIVE! IN THE PREVIOUS SPEWSLETTER I MENTIONED THAT I’D BE HEADING TO CHICAGO AND PHILLY IN APRIL. WHAT I DIDN’T EXPECT WAS THE NEWS THAT I GOT A GUGGENHEIM FELLOWSHIP TO SUPPORT RESEARCH FOR MY NEXT PROJECT. THANKS TO THE GODS, SPIRITS, SATYRS, SPRITES, DAEMONS, ALIEN LIFE FORMS, UNKNOWABLE FORCES AND TO YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORTIVE MESSAGES ABOUT THIS. IT IS TRULY REMARKABLE AND I AM SO FREAKING GRATEFUL. I WENT TO THE RECEPTION FOR THE FELLOWS, AND SCARFED DOWN AS MANY HORS D’OEVRES AS POSSIBLE (ONCE A POOR DANCER, ALWAYS A POOR DANCER). I TRIED TO EXPLAIN MY PROPOSED PROJECT TO A PLANT BIOLOGIST, WHOSE EYES SORTA GLAZED OVER. I GUESS EVEN THE INTELLIGENTSIA JUST WANT YOU TO TELL ‘EM THAT WHAT YOU DO LOOKS LIKE “SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE…” http://gf.org

I WOULD ALSO LIKE TO TAKE THIS OPPORTUNITY TO THANK ALL OF THE FINE FOLKS THAT CAME OUT TO TAKE MY MORNING CLASS AT MOVEMENT RESEARCH IN APRIL/MAY. I APPLAUD YOU FOR MAKING IT HAPPEN. DANCEMAKERS TAKE NOTE! YOUNG BEAUTIFUL DANCERS WALK AMONG US!

image-2

HEAVENS WHAT HAVE I DONE at CPR for Earl Dax’s Queer Conscience Festival. photo by the increasingly powerful Ian Douglas, lighting by überlord Lenore Doxsee, costume by the immortal Machine Dazzle.

MAY (WHICH, WHEN I WAS A YOUNG CATHOLIC, I WAS TOLD IS THE “MONTH OF MARY” — LITTLE DID I KNOW HOW THAT WOULD TRANSLATE IN ADULTHOOD) KICKED MY ASS IN THE BEST POSSIBLE WAY. I WAS LUCKY TO SHARE A BILL WITH KYLE ABRAHAM AND RICHARD AND MIKKI AT CPR DURING EARL DAX’S AWESOME QUEER CONSCIENCE FESTIVAL. HERE’S A COOL REVIEW http://www.brooklynrail.org/2010/06/dance/undressing-the-body AND THE PHOTO ABOVE’S A MOMENT FROM THE SHOW. THANKS AGAIN TO EARL DAX FOR THAT OPPORTUNITY.

THEN IT WAS TIME FOR SAMUAEL TOPIARY’S SHOW “LANDSCAPE WITH THE FALL OF ICARUS”, WHICH I’VE HAD THE PLEASURE OF DIRECTING, FOR A ONE NIGHT PREVIEW AT DIXON PLACE. TOPIARY WAS ON FIRE AND COME NOVEMBER, WHEN SHE HAS A TWO WEEK RUN AT ABRONS ART CENTER, SHE WILL SET THE ENTIRE PLACE ABLAZE. I’M SPEAKING IN METAPHORS! http://www.henrystreet.org/site/PageServer?pagename=AAC_PERF_fallseason2010

image-4

topiary as pieter breughel the elder photo by paul rowley who will diss your ass in gaelic

AFTER HEARTWARMING, JOVIAL VISITS TO THE NYC PASSPORT AGENCY AND FRENCH CONSULATE FOLLOWED BY THE BEST LUNCH EVER (PICK WHICH ONE OF THOSE STATEMENTS IS TRUE!) I GOT ON A PLANE TO STRASBOURG, FRANCE TO PERFORM RETROSPECTIVE EXHIBITIONIST AT POLE SUD IN THE VERY ROOM WHERE DEEP AEROBICS WAS CONCEIVED SOME THREE YEARS AGO!!!!!! I THINK THAT THAT EXPLAINED THE POWER IN THAT ROOM. I HAD THE ENERGY OF HUNDREDS OF BOUNCERS/MASTER PRACTITIONERS AROUND THE WORLD BEHIND ME!

image

Ni Vu Ni Connu by Claudia Triozzi photo by Olivier Charlot

AFTER THOSE SHOWS I WENT TO PARIS AT THE INVITATION OF THE INCREDIBLE ARTIST CLAUDIA TRIOZZI (U.S. PRESENTERS FOR GOD’S SAKES GET THIS WOMAN TO THE STATES TO DO HER GENIUS WORK SOMEWHERE!) TO DO MOVEMENT WORK WITH AN UNFORGETTABLE GROUP OF SPECIAL NEEDS TEENAGERS. IT WAS A HUMBLING AND TREMENDOUSLY INVIGORATING EXPERIENCE. http://www.latitudescontemporaines.com/en/latitudes-prod-claudia-triozzi/ni-vu-ni-connu.html

image-3

mg, clearly in need of a pilates class, trying to channel edward james olmos and jacques d’amboise

THEN I PERFORMED A MUSIC CONCERT IN VALENCIENNES, FRANCE, WITH THE FREAKISHLY TALENTED FRENCH MUSICIAN VINCENT SEGAL, FEATURING MICHELLE BOULE AND TAREK HALABY AS BACKUP SINGERS/DANCERS. A BETTER LOOKING PAIR YOU COULD NOT FIND! WHAT AM I TALKING ABOUT? AS USUAL, I DON’T KNOW. TO SEE A CLIP OF VINCENT PLAYING WITH BALLAKE SISSOKO GO HERE: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4h5dI6m6Eh8

AND THEN MGPP UNLEASHED LAST MEADOW TO AN UNSUSPECTING POPULATION OF WILLING FOLKS IN LILLE FRANCE. NOT 24 HOURS AFTER THAT, I PERFORMED RETROSPECTIVE EXHIBITIONIST THERE AS WELL, DARKENING THE ASS SCAR KNOWN TO MANY AROUND THE WORLD.

FINALLY WE ARE AT THE PRESENT MOMENT, THE VERY ESSENCE OF THE NOW, WHICH INVITES THE POSSIBILITY OF CALM, ALTHOUGH THE BOOK I’M READING RIGHT NOW CLAIMS THAT THAT’S JUST THE EFFECT OF NEURONAL ACTIVITY. FUCK!

image-6

cast of Last Meadow rehearsing like crazy in lille

JULY IS GONNA GIVE IT TO YOU FORWARDS BACKWARDS SIDEWAYS AND SOME OTHER WAYS I WOULD ONLY REVEAL IN PRIVATE OR DURING A GAME OF STRIP BOGGLE OR “LISTS”. MGPP WILL BE DOING A WEEK LONG RESIDENCY AT MOUNT TREMPER ARTS (THANK YOU AYNSLEY VANDENBROUCKE AND MATHEW POKOIK FOR THIS GORGEOUS OPPORTUNITY) IN UPSTATE NEW YORK WHERE I’LL BE WORKING WITH A FIERCE GROUP OF ARTISTS. WE FOLLOW THIS WITH A WEEK LONG RESIDENCY AT THE INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARY ART IN BOSTON, WHERE WE’LL BE MAKING A PERFORMANCE FOR SUMMER STAGES IN COLLABORATION WITH VISUAL ARTIST EXTRAORDINAIRE JENNY HOLZER! THANK YOU RICHARD COLTON FOR THIS OFFER.
CHECK OUT THE INFO FOR BOTH GIGS HERE!
http://www.mounttremperarts.org/
http://www.icaboston.org/programs/performance/co-lab/holzer-gutierrez/

image-1

I stole this image from the internet and it’s inspiring me for just about everything right now.

THEN THE WANING DAYS OF SUMMER WILL SEE ME GOING WEST YOUNG MAN. FIRST A WEEK OF TEACHING AT THE SEATTLE FESTIVAL OF DANCE IMPROVISATION. I’M TEACHING A WORKSHOP CALLED “INEFFABLE INTANGIBLE SENSATIONAL” WHICH I’M REALLY EXCITED ABOUT. IT’LL BE GREAT TO GET BACK TO SEATTLE. THANKS TO LILA HURWITZ FOR THAT INVITATION. CHECK IT OUT AND SIGN UP HERE: http://www.danceartgroup.org/sfadi/sfdi.html

AND THEN COMES A MONTH LONG JAUNT TO THE WINTER ENVIRONS OF MELBOURNE AUSTRALIA, WHERE I’LL BE IN A RESEARCH RESIDENCY WITH MY SPIRIT BROTHER IN ART, PULCHRITUDINOUS CHOREOGRAPHER LUKE GEORGE, HE OF THE MUTTONCHOPS BELOW. WE ARE GOING TO DOUBLEHANDEDLY SQUEEZE WATER OUT OF ROCKS WHILST ATTEMPTING TO RE-TILT THE EARTH’S AXIS. STAY TUNED! http://www.lukegeorge.net/

image

the unstoppable Luke George. my apologies to the photographer, whose name I don’t know!

AND SO MY FRIENDS, THAT’S THE WAY IT WENT, WILL GO, WANTS TO BE. I TRULY HOPE EVERYONE IS FINDING A WAY TO ENJOY THIS REEDONKULOUS MOMENT IN HISTORY. I WISH I COULD FIND A WAY TO SUM IT ALL UP BUT IT’S SO INSANE, AND UNIFYING THEORIES HAVE A TENDENCY TOWARDS FAILURE ANYWAY.

SO I’LL JUST SAY THANK YOU AND LOVE TO ALL. OH AND, HAPPY GAY PRIDE, WHEREVER YOU FALL ON THE KINSEY SCALE (REMEMBER, ADRIENNE RICH SAID SEXUALITY IS A CONTINUUM, WHICH I’LL CHOOSE TO INTERPRET THIS WEEKEND AS CONTINUAL SEX!). http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JZCFdd3c8QI
XO
M

image-2

wig thief spotted at the MR benefit before stripping and going on the lam. photo by ben pryor

if you no longer want to receive these spewsletters just lay it on me. but when I was a kid I didn’t like any food that was green and now avocados are my favorite food.

Miguel Gutierrez

Manager info:
TbspMGMT.com
Ben Pryor (View his profile on the CP Network)

0 Comments

Leave a reply

©2016 Contemporary Performance

Log in with your credentials

Forgot your details?