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Writer/Dancer/Producer/Curator of Dance on Camera Festival for 18 years, BA from Kirkland/Hamilton College, a MA from New York University with a semester through World Learning in Ghana.
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Playing off breath and rhythm in a quartet called CANYON for a performance February 9, 2019 7:30 atBridge for Dance.

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Bell 8

Posted on September 28, 2018 at 1:56pm 0 Comments

A fascination for waves, the dance above and below sea level, leads one to wind, light, and hypnosis, and consider how rhythm is central to our being.

No two frames of wave footage are the same, nor are two seconds of being. The height, speed, texture of waves reveal the secret of rhythms




Posted on March 8, 2013 at 8:54am 0 Comments

Would like to know whether anyone in has a network to recommend for getting videos into high schools. Please let me know. 

Also, has anyone had any luck getting into the network for LETS MOVE, Michelle Obama's campaign. One would think this network would be a natural for dance filmmakers!! As you know, it's difficult to move one short film, but…


re:PLAY 2013 in Imphal, Manipur

Posted on January 29, 2013 at 10:00am 0 Comments

The screening of the two part film OLYMPIA directed by Leni Riefenstahl in 1936 made the women in re:PLAY 1913's audience to acknowledge the power of the female gaze. How often do we see evidence of that? Riefenstahl's exquisite framing of superb bodies in action, rhythmic editing, and the surreal dance film at the close of the…


From Peking to Queens to Manipur

Posted on October 22, 2012 at 3:53pm 0 Comments

If a slim, handsome man or woman waits on you in a Manhattan restaurant, you just assume they are performers. But do you do the same in Chinatown and Flushing? Perhaps you should.  Since 1988, Qi Shu Fang, master of Chinese Opera, has been developing her own Peking Opera Company with her husband Ding Mei-kui in Queens. The professional lives of their company resemble…


Sticking to the essentials: Peter Kubelka

Posted on October 10, 2012 at 6:24pm 0 Comments

I just spent 4 rewarding hours in the company of Peter Kubelka, courtesy of the filmmaker Martina Kudlacek. He is a Viennese man absolutely sold on his own ideas, so eager to share them, and so charmed by their endless possibilities, that we must dispend any skepticism. Martina Kudlacek, who made the 2002 documentary IN THE MIRROR OF MAYA DEREN, begins her film with Kubelka…


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At 10:32pm on March 27, 2014, laura rios said…

Dear Deirdre, I´m making a review of history of videodance in Mexico during the 90`s, I found an e-mail you sent me in 1998, I guess.  I´m recovering experiences from those years, and your are an important part.  

I remember you, with love.

Hope you are fine!

At 8:01am on October 26, 2009, Magali Lesauvage said…
Volontiers ! j'en serais ravie... Envoyez-moi vos infos !
I would be glad to ! Lets' keep in touch !
At 9:27am on September 8, 2009, Lisa Leake said…
Is there any such event occurring locally (U.S. side), as am unable to travel out of the country this fall.

At 7:34am on September 8, 2009, Associação Vo'Arte said…

CALL FOR PROPOSALS . Deadline 30th of September 2009
Application form must be sent by email to and the DVD by post to:
Dance Without Shadow – International Film Festival of Dance and Performance
Associação Vo’Arte • Rua de S. Domingos à Lapa, nº 8N • 1200-835 Lisboa • PORTUGAL
About clarifications, you can call +351 21 393 24 10 or send an email
Or you can refer to our blog
The final deadline is on the 30th of September 2009
We count with your participation!
At 10:30am on March 31, 2008, Deirdre Towers said…
Nice ideas
Do you happen to know anyone who works at VH1/ MTV?

Maybe we could have a call for silent films and create an event inviting the musicians to accompany it. The audience picks their favorite and the musician plays again.

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