Author: annabrownmassey

BAC Presentation 2015

Brooklyn Arts Council

Leading NACHMO  (National Choreography Month) with my Co-Director Sharyn Korey means perpetual tribulation and challenge. By all appearances the wealth of work happens in January and February, but we exhaust the year…
Shooting at Short North Stage

Doing it where you live

Last week I received two emails within the span of a few short minutes: one resulted in my hire as a choreographer for a well-known band’s music video, whose last…
Teaching girls in Azerbaijan

Five Titles

Rural Azerbaijan a few years ago. One of the only places I’ve stayed with two linguistic conditions: almost no one who spoke English, and the language spoken shared few origins…
the studio is open

New Research

RESEARCH Proposal to myself, Norah Zuniga-Shaw and my colleagues on January 15, 2015 TITLES: “Vibes” / “Hot” / “my piece about femaleness on stage” / “Jess’s piece” / “my Norah…

ain’t new

A slew of current writing about attention derides a plague of digital illiteracy and an inability to mediate what we take in, when we invite it in, and how we…
Photo by Celena Sinko Dancers: ABM & Morgelyn Tenbeth-Ward

Transitional Cows

Panting breath, swishing clothes, chomping feet. We must get to the top, musn’t we? And when we get there you have to roll down again and if you roll into…

Vocation

Graduate school drew me for two reasons: 1. To do the things I was already doing, but better. 2. To do new things. Though I was doing the thing called…

Alchemic Bodies

Art school poses a quotidian task: how to create engaging –well heck, let’s use it, transformative experiences through bodies. In other words: Goal: magic-making. I may soon tire of the…
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This I Believe

This essay was submitted to NPR's series "This I believe." There’s a tilt in my head. “I’m a duck,” I say, at eight. It’s in a quickness of the eye,…