Thursday, December 20, 2012

: “Stopping a conversation to ask the right questions is far superior to nodding along in ignorance,” Ratliff

Saturday, December 8, 2012

: "one of the most powerful laws in the universe is the law of unintended consequences"

Excerpt From: Steven D. Levitt; Stephen J. Dubner. Superfreakonomics

Thursday, November 29, 2012

: "and he had come to the recognition that most of what is generally considered the truth is entirely relative."

Excerpt From: Murakami, Haruki. 1Q84.

: "always stuck between feelings of inferiority and superiority"

Excerpt From: Murakami, Haruki. 1Q84.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

: "Number one on the (best sellers) list now was a diet book entitled Eat as Much as You Want of the Food You Love and Still Lose Weight. What a great title. The whole book could be blank inside and it would still sell."

Excerpt From: Murakami, Haruki. "1Q84".

Monday, November 26, 2012

: "Something midway between an object and a concept"

Excerpt From: Murakami, Haruki. 1Q84.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

: We used to buy out of necessity, now we buy to advertise our identity.

: "At some point the future becomes reality. And then it quickly becomes the past."

Excerpt From: Murakami, Haruki. 1Q84.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Sunday, November 18, 2012

: “Forget about counting calories,” she would always advise them. “Once you develop a knack for choosing the proper ingredients and eating in moderation, you don’t have to pay attention to numbers.”

Excerpt From: Murakami, Haruki. “1Q84.”

Friday, November 16, 2012

: “he had finally worked his way up to the lowest spot on the totem pole.”

Excerpt From: Murakami, Haruki. “1Q84.”

The Australian Red Cross won't let you donate blood if you're gay?!!

Monday, November 12, 2012

: we program computers with code and they will program us with movement.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Sunday, November 4, 2012

: "choreography is also very important on a dramaturgical level since it has a great influence on the psychology of the storytelling. And that's what I am: a storyteller." Martine Pisani

Thursday, November 1, 2012

: "Choreography is about movement.
And movement is about transformation,
about change.
Small and giant
Visible and invisible
External and internal.
Choreography started as a platform for the visible movement,
for the visible change.
But choreography accompanied the research on the body, the discoveries of the body.
External and internal discoveries
at a macro and at a microlevel.
A body moves when it breathes.
A body moves when it reads.
A body moves when it thinks, when it decides, when it grows, when it sleeps.
A body has other bodies that move inside: neurons, cells, particles.
But if choreography is the study of movement, it cannot be only about the human body.
Choreography is also about the movement that sorrounds us,
the planets, the stars, the cities, the rocks, the winds
organic, inorganic
natural, synthetic,
alive or dead
everything moves,
and choreography is about movement."
- Patricia Portela

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

: "Considering the various and numerous definitions of choreography, I intentionally keep mine very simple and rather "classical": For me, choreography means a reflected order of movement in space and time.

But – and it is this which makes our discipline so intriguing – movement in this formula stands as a pulsating placeholder for many things: Thinking, energy, gesture, rhythm – just to name a few. With this, the field of possibilities consciously and consequentially is expanded into infinity. And that's very good for the future of our field …" - Sigrid Gareis

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

: "Choreography is hanging around in space and being somewhat conscious of it. Time just does its thing." - Peter Panayi

Monday, October 29, 2012

: "Creation is ruled by statement, the establishment of form lags behind" - Andrea Amort

: "the rhythm is inevitable" - symphony development 2012 LOTW

: "As soon as anything at all moves on the stage, a whole complex of perceptions, feelings, associations and world is moving along with it." - Thomas Lehmen

: “I would rather die of passion than of boredom.” — Vincent van Gogh

Sunday, October 28, 2012

: "Choreography is composing a dance within a spectator's perception." Yasmine Hugonnet

: "the communication field of performing art"
http://www.corpusweb.net/introduction-to-the-survey-2.html

: “You can be sincere and still be stupid.” — Fyodor Dostoyevsky

: “You don’t see, because you don’t look.”

Saturday, October 27, 2012

: “Nothing happens until something moves.” — Albert Einstein

--> everyone in Sydney should experience "Whelping Box" !!
http://www.performancespace.com.au/2012/performance-whelping-box/

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

: "Any dancer or doctor knows full well what an incredibly expressive device your body is. 300 joints! 600 muscles! Hundreds of degrees of freedom!

The next time you make breakfast, pay attention to the exquisitely intricate choreography of opening cupboards and pouring the milk — notice how your limbs move in space, how effortlessly you use your weight and balance. The only reason your mind doesn't explode every morning from the sheer awesomeness of your balletic achievement is that everyone else in the world can do this as well.

With an entire body at your command, do you seriously think the Future Of Interaction should be a single finger?"

: "A tool addresses human needs by amplifying human capabilities."

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

: "pronunciation is largely a matter of familiarity mingled with prejudice." - Bill Bryson

Saturday, September 29, 2012

: past and future equally don't exist. And they can be equally influential on our present.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

: "inverted expectations are the key to most good jokes"

: he awoke one day having sold his youth.

: he awoke one day having sold his youth.

: he awoke one day having sold his youth.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

: it must seem strange to a large portion of the people in the world that the men of another large portion of the people of the world awake each morning and quite soon after, scrape a sharpened blade across their faces to return to the facial-hairlessness they knew as children.

Fat dancer

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

: it used to be 'your life or my life' then it was 'your life or my comfort' now it's 'your life or my ego'.

: to "know" is just to have a belief a bit more solid than some of your other beliefs.

Saturday, September 15, 2012

: If you are trying to be successful, it is important to know how you will measure your success..

: if the doers didn't do, the talkers would have nothing to talk about.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Sunday, September 9, 2012

: "reasons for avoiding everything from work to exercise to social activity are all self-inflicted."

Monday, September 3, 2012

: When the stage has the same rules as the street. BORING!!!

Friday, August 31, 2012

: Style Impressions Krew is on ABC NT tonight if anyone wants another taste of our Darwin Festival performance!!

Saturday, August 25, 2012

: "nothing goes away until it teaches us what we need to know"

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

: "A ship in harbor is safe, but that’s not what ships are for."
John Shedd

Monday, August 20, 2012

: closing night! Darwin Festival! check out StyleImpressionsKrew.com for details. Show starts at 7:30 at the Spiegal Tent in the Botanical Gardens!!

Friday, August 17, 2012

: judged & showcased the Lighthouse Bboy battle on Tuesday night, premiere Style Impressions Krew show for Darwin Festival tomorrow night, Legs On the Wall - Open Source residency showing on Friday (& Sat) then some sound I made will be playing at the Sydney Opera House next week while the SDC dancers bust out chorey for Contemporary Women!!

Monday, August 13, 2012

: silence will one day be so rare that people will pay for it..

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Friday, July 27, 2012

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: "perception is reality"

: some foods are just little edible beds for other foods..

: some foods are just little edible beds for other foods...

Monday, July 23, 2012

: "Things got a bit rowdy, in a seemingly friendly way. Seemingly. As someone who is now deathly sober in such situations, I can tell you there’s always a taut tension amongst those who are visibly drunk, the feeling that civility is teetering on a sharp precipice. One wrong word, one poorly timed stare, a single clumsily bumped shoulder and that delicate structure crumbles into a mess of verbals and fisticuffs"

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: "Things got a bit rowdy, in a seemingly friendly way. Seemingly. As someone who is now deathly sober in such situations, I can tell you there’s always a taut tension amongst those who are visibly drunk, the feeling that civility is teetering on a sharp precipice. One wrong word, one poorly timed stare, a single clumsily bumped shoulder and that delicate structure crumbles into a mess of verbals and fisticuffs"

: "Things got a bit rowdy, in a seemingly friendly way. Seemingly. As someone who is now deathly sober in such situations, I can tell you there’s always a taut tension amongst those who are visibly drunk, the feeling that civility is teetering on a sharp precipice. One wrong word, one poorly timed stare, a single clumsily bumped shoulder and that delicate structure crumbles into a mess of verbals and fisticuffs"

Monday, July 16, 2012

: there is so much more to Aussie hip hop than white male rappers.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Friday, July 6, 2012

Subtle need not mean minimal.
Passion need not equal drama

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Digital

Old school forms of very effective, almost universally understood, Digital communication!

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Anyone who wants more without defining how much more will never have enough.

""What’s new?" is an interesting and broadening eternal question, but one which, if pursued exclusively, results only in an endless parade of trivia and fashion"

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Monday, June 25, 2012

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Monday, June 18, 2012

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

"Begraifen - a german word. it means you touch something and at the same time you understand it." - http://youtu.be/vhm9Wz-A0-Y

: "The important thing for adults to do is to carefully observe an adolescent’s interests and abilities, and insert challenges that move maturation forward at a reasonable level. If you push too fast, you end up with a stressed out adolescent. If you do not challenge sufficiently, you end up with a bored adolescent."

How to be a panda!!

: a piece I've choreographed is opening tonight at Seymour Centre!

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Friday, May 25, 2012

: the best thing about 3D printing - "Free software upgrades will be provided and hardware upgrades can be downloaded and printed."

Thursday, May 24, 2012

: would pears grow into a different shape in zero gravity?

Almost 2 yrs ago!!

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

: trying to avoid failure vs trying to make history

: "cog­ni­tion is linked to other con­cepts: emo­tion is the pro­cess­ing sys­tem that tells us how impor­tant some­thing is; atten­tion focuses us on the impor­tant and away from the unim­por­tant things; problem-solving deter­mines how to respond, partly on the basis of our mem­ory of prior related expe­ri­ences; and behav­ior car­ries out the deci­sion. The gen­eral term cog­ni­tion encom­passes these var­i­ous processes"

Monday, May 21, 2012

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

: "there are always a number of regimes simultaneously striving for hegemony."

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

: “Do you think Chris Rock’s real name is Christian Rock?”

: Archetype or Stereotype?

: QL2 premier of 'Me Right Now' tomorrow night at the Playhouse. I choreographed the boys section, check it out!! Blog.QL2.org.au

Saturday, May 5, 2012

: "We don’t need to defeat Goliath. We need to change the way he thinks."

Friday, May 4, 2012

: a victory dependent upon authority is unreal and illusory.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

: ". . . it is a myth to insist that rejecting consumerism also means rejecting our basic needs, our technology, our stylishness, or our quality of life."

: have less. be more.

Monday, April 30, 2012

: sometimes outdated metaphors are brought back into use to refer to new discoveries

: "the infrastructure determines the super structure"

Friday, April 27, 2012

: : "One has to be an open palm. As soon as it clenches into a fist, the person looses the ability to learn and to enjoy new things. And that is the onset of old age".

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

: If you had a billion dollars in the bank, would you go on doing the work you do to make a living? Really honestly truly?

: "Religion is a barbiturate, dulling the pain and putting you to sleep. Revolution is an amphetamine, revving you up and making you feel powerful. When people have nothing else going for them, they’ll grab either one—or both."

: "the boss is just another person with a job—the job of being boss. The boss isn’t to be envied or even particularly admired"

: "Natural selection is a process that separates the workable from the unworkable, not the perfect from the imperfect."

Monday, April 16, 2012

: "We must destroy in ourselves and in the people around us the meme proclaiming civilization to be an unsurpassable invention."

: "Inexplicable behavior can’t be allowed to remain inexplicable"

: to settle: to plateau

: misunderstanding is still a form of understanding.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

: "We will never, under any circumstances, be able to stop change on this planet."

: "no invention is ever unsurpassable. The steam engine was surpassed by the gas engine. The radio was surpassed by television. The calculator was surpassed by the computer. Why should civilization be different?"

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

: it would seem the best things in life must be given, they can not just be taken.

Friday, April 6, 2012

: “The ultimate inspiration is the deadline” is a quote from Nolan Bushnell,

Thursday, April 5, 2012

: "central heating and universities and opera houses and space ships"

: can one start wanting something before they know it exists?

Saturday, March 31, 2012

: it doesn't give them power, it gives ten lives that are satisfying and meaningful to them.

Friday, March 30, 2012

: "it's easier to do trivial things that are urgent than important things that are not urgent"- John Cleese

: Scott Adams - "Losers have goals. Winners have systems."

Illusion

: "The value is not in difficulty of the work. It's in the applicability."

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

: "When the children are fed but still the voices within and around us shout that soul’s desires have too high a price, let us remind each other that it is never about the money."

Monday, March 19, 2012

Sunday, March 18, 2012

: humans are not alone on this planet!

: "an axiom stating that there is no way to obtain any certain knowledge about how people ought to live" - Daniel Quinn

Saturday, March 17, 2012

: "The field of creativity may need to shift its current focus from identifying how to generate more creative ideas to identify how to help innovative institutions recognize and accept creativity."

Cheap?

"Spend extravagantly on the things you love, and cut costs mercilessly on the things you don’t."

Friday, March 16, 2012

: we love to argue minor points because it absolves us from feeling that we must take action.