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The Explicit Body in Performance by Rebecca Schneider

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Seeing the big show

Its coming! It’s coming! I hear it! It’s coming! I’m scared! I’m not ready yet! I know something is there – … oh … oh … It’s going! It’s going … I didn’t see it. I didn’t see it! Coyote saw it. The birds saw it. The trees whispered … I didn’t see it.

from Reverb~ber-ber-rations1

Spiderwoman has a show called Reverb-ber-ber-rations in which the three Native American sisters who make up the company – Lisa Mayo, Gloria Miguel, and Muriel Miguel – drum memories and counter-memories onto the stage, layered and folded over upon each other, repetitive, hysterical, rich. Stories are interwoven from before birth to after death, from an experience at a Taos corn dance to the time Muriel was possessed by Uncle George. Now the ...

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