(home)Body Poetry Call
Submit Poems to our new
- Four selected poets will each receive a $500 honorarium for an original work.
- Five additional poets will each receive honorable mentions and one or more of their poems will appear on the project’s webpage.
(home)Body is an art installation with dance video, poetry, and live performance. This work is a collaboration between artistic director/choreographer Cid Pearlman, video artist Mara Milam, poet/dramaturge Denise Leto, and ten dance artists. The poems we commission will seek to represent a multiplicity of voices. They will inform the content we create and will function as scaffolding and inspiration for the dance and video.
We are looking for poems that speak to ideas around home and body in personal, experimental, and/or topical ways. The poems can range in metaphorical and embodied complexity. For example, the body in question can be the personal/individual body, the communal/community body, the body politic, and/or the synecdochal body.
Submissions open: November 24, 2020
Deadline: February 15, 2021 at midnight PST
This project is made possible by the Rydell Visual Arts Fellowship at the Community Foundation Santa Cruz.
THE ALL JOAN SHOW: Isadora Duncan Award Nomination
The duet from small variations, performed by Julia Daniel and Collette Kollewe, was nominated for an Isadora Duncan Award for Outstanding Achievement in Performance - Ensemble. The award ceremony, which was scheduled for March 23, 2020, has been postponed because of COVID-19 social distancing protocols.
During the fall of 2018 Cid Pearlman Performance celebrated their longstanding collaboration with cellist/composer Joan Jeanrenaud in an evening of four works: Strange Toys, small variations, Your Body is Not a Shark, and the world premiere of Wasps & Ladybugs.
The earliest piece on the program, Strange Toys, had its New York premiere at the Joyce Soho in 2004. Nominated for two Los Angeles Horton Awards, small variations premiered as a 30-minute sextet in 2006 in Los Angeles. Your Body is Not a Shark, an evening-length work created with poet Denise Leto, premiered at ODC Theater in San Francisco in 2013.
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Cid Pearlman Performance
"The dancing...is big-boned, unself-conscious
and full of personality."
San Francisco Chronicle
"...intelligent, sensual choreography..."
San Francisco Bay Guardian
New York Times
“…brash wit and postpunk aesthetics…”
“Wit is a rare commodity in dance. Even more than its gentler cousin, humor, it demands a finely tuned eye and ability to observe with detachment without letting go of commitment. Cid Pearlman has what it takes.”
Rita Felciano, San Francisco Bay Guardian
“I want to live in the little societies that Cid Pearlman creates: people hold their ground when they need to, still they have an essential gentleness toward one another.”
Janice Steinberg, San Diego Union Tribute
"...it was Pearlman’s Drowning Poems that trembled with a poignancy and grief so textually rich it took my breath away.
Julia Ciapella, santacruzdanceblog.wordpress.com
InShadow–Lisbon Screendance Festival
From November 24-28 our 10 minute festival edit of Moving Through Loneliness is an official selection of the InShadow–Lisbon Screendance Festival.
In October & November Moving Through Loneliness was screened at the 5th Mexico City Videodance Festival, the Goddess on the Throne Festival in Kosovo, and the Motion State Dance Film Series in Providence, RI. In April MTL premiered at the Moving Body-Moving Image Festival hosted by Barnard College.