This is the second performance of five at a San Francisco new age sex center. This series is an example of what often happens in my work. If I did just sex, this series would probably be still going on! But I got them to experience real intimacy with one another, to start expecting real depth with one another, and other things that gummed up their superficiality. So during the sixth performance they kicked me out!
Recorded at Temescal Arts Center, Oakland, California
Friday, February 25, 2011
Mmmmmmm… I might need more musicians because none of my regular amazing musicians appeared last night. So maybe the next performance will be an audition!
Mmmmmm… Mmmmmm… I don’t try to be transgressive. If you try, you ain’t, which is dullish deadening boring. A motor mouth at one of the ends of the performance complained that it hadn’t been transgressive enough. He obviously was talking and hadn’t noticed when over three fourths of the audience ran out en mass when things got hot and surreal. That is, when I shifted from my stand-up [sit-up] act into absorbing the boundaries to direct explicit participation, like any self-respecting sex cult guru would do, like what they just told me they came for! And he must have been talking when Eugene told me that when he read the review in THE VILLAGE VOICE about my 1987 THE INTIMATE CAVE at FRANKLIN FURNACE, he wanted to do that kind of art. But it scared him shitless. It took all this time to get here! Now if just a review had that profound an effect, what is transgressive?
Anyway, it was a night of collaborative experimenting both with Guillermo Gomez-Pena and with the dancer Kyra Rice. The dance with Kyra, Linda and I was the ocean waters of subjectless limitless desire for life, rubbing against cliffs of sand, slowly melting.
View all videos: vimeo.com/ondemand/nakedyoga (All Levels)
for Women/Girls Part
Doundounba is a traditional dance originating in many parts of West Africa. You may see it spelled Dundunba from time to time. It is performed by both females and males of transitional ages and older. I will show the female steps. Traditionally Doundounba is performed semi-nude or fully clothed. In this video I show Doundounba fully nude to establish true freedom of movement and connection to nature. My drummer Kenny is playing the only rhythm for this dance. If you chose to take more African dance in the future, you will hear variations in the rhythms, but no complete change. I break down each step in the choreography and put them together in the end for a sequence. This dance video is for those who have basic dance and/or fitness experience. NYV0044B vimeo.com/ondemand/nakedyoga
This series of videos documents performances, which act as a window into the performers personality. The unconventional medium and minimal instructions lead the individual to reveal their base inclinations. In the context of this act, the body becomes a canvas for expression; the paint acting as a means for the performer to address their nudity.
This is part seven in a series of ongoing performances.