Monthly Archives: June 2018

| HERO | Bill Cunningham

(Courtesy of Clint Spaulding/Patrick McMullan.)

This is the second year of Bill Cunningham’s passing. The New-York Historical Society pays tribute to this hero in the exhibition, Celebrating Bill Cunningham. It features a selection from Cunningham’s Facades project, his signature blue jacket, Nikon camera, William J hats and other ephemera.

June 8–September 9, 2018
New-York Historical Society
170 Central Park West
at Richard Gilder Way (77th Street)
New York, NY 10024

| Save the date | Benefit for Keep Families Together July 5 in SF


Keep Families Together

Charities we will be donating to:

KIND ​​- ​(Kids In Need of Defense) ​works to ensure that ​children​ do not appear in immigration court without representation, and to lobby for policies that advocate for children’s legal interests​, including reuniting them legally with their family​.

RAICES – the largest immigration nonprofit in Texas offering free and low-cost legal services to immigrant children and families

Al Otro Lado – a binational organization that works to offer legal services to deportees and migrants in Tijuana, Mexico, including deportee parents whose children remain in the U.S.

Young Center For Immigrant Children’s Rights – works to protect children from harsh immigration laws and recently announced a project specifically dedicated to helping children separated from their parents at the border.

Boder Angels – California-based volunteer organization. Its primary efforts focus on tackling immigration reform and promoting social justice at the US-Mexican border.

Asylum Seeker Advocacy Project – represents families crossing the border and connects them with support systems they wouldn’t normally be able to access.

Venue Information:
The Chapel
777 Valencia Street
San Francisco, CA, 94110

| TIME | Poignée at Centre Pompidou by Liz Magic Laser

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Final Weekend to catch Liz Magic Laser’s Poignée piece as part of MOVE Festival at Centre Pompidou in Paris.


Handle / Poignée by Liz Magic Laser

with Costumes by Slow and Steady Wins the Race


“This past year we have seen the rise of the outsider politician and a role reversal in the personality type of our new leaders. Whereas the politician has traditionally played the role of a mature parent, he or she now takes on the role of the child. Expanding my political therapy work into kinesthetic territory, I will collaborate with a movement therapist and a group of six dancers to develop a nonverbal personality test which we will offer selected museum visitors. The choreographic process will draw on personality tests developed by Carl Jung and more recent ones that apply psychological criteria to predict a politician success. Using Authentic Movement, an approach to dance therapy developed by Mary Starks
Whitehouse in the 1950s, and other movement therapy techniques, we will work with the dancers to explore four different archetypes: the disciplinary parent, the nurturing parent, the obedient child and the rebellious child. These archetypes are based on cognitive linguist George Lakoff’s Moral Politics: How Liberals and Conservatives Think (1996) in which he uses a model of the family to analyze dynamics between politicians and citizens. My development process will use a range of movement therapy practices from Body Mind Centering to techniques based on tribal and shamanic dance. The choreography will also draw
on specific references such as Trump and Macron’s prolonged handshake (Paris, 2017). Our nonverbal personality test will be informed by the psychological analysis and strategizing that took place before this encounter between the two world leaders, as well as by the common practice of assessing character via the handshake.Just as an astrologer uses a horoscope, my performers will act as somatic therapists offering movement as a vehicle toward self-realization and betterment.” – Liz Magic Laser

| SSWTR & Friends | The Leakers at SF Eagle June 14

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THE LEAKERS are a new music project featuring:
Sonny Smith
Cass McCombs
Sami Perez (The She’s)
Ava Lynch (Sonny & The Sunsets)
Meg Webb
Doug HilsingerAll new songs! SF debut show!COOL GHOULS are effing RAD!!

| NOW | World Environment Day


More than sustainability, we in the studio believe tremendously in longevity. Longevity means durability, long-lasting consistency and is inclusive of quality and integrity. Now more than ever we must uphold memory as a responsibility and ensure the longevity of our practices and the impact of their outcomes. Read the Journal periodically as we share ideas, solutions, and better practices.