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Body Shift is hosting award-winning director, choreographer and media artist Stephan Koplowitz September 15-24 to create a site specific work for people of all abilities.  His residency will take place here in Austin culminating in a performance September 23rd and 24th at centrally located Sparky Park! The Sparky Park project is a creative laboratory and…

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We are so excited! Austin-based KLRU TV announced that Eve Tarlo and her production team members Anna Ramirez and Christopher Kim have been nominated for a 2016 Lone Star Emmy Award in the Human Interest category. The Lone Start Emmys are awarded by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, Lone Star Chapter. They…

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Our friend and photographer Camille Wheeler has been documenting Body Shift for several years and has written a beautiful profile of the project and the way it has changed her view of ability and disability. Body Shift, a collaboration between Forklift Danceworks and VSA Texas, is an ongoing mixed-ability dance program which includes improv classes,…

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                                                                                                                              Photo by Camille Wheeler   At one point during the post-show talk back Peggy Lamb leaned in to me. “Talk about our process,” she whispered. You know, really, yes, it’s a fair call: I tend to wish a dance piece to stand on its own and learn how it landed in spite of process,…

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hi lovely dancers, We have been working hard to pull together some exciting NEW plans for Body Shift in 2013—based very much on your feedback and input. Monthly Elements Class! Our 3rd Saturday of the month class will continue, but the focus will be on reaching the beginner or person who is new to dance. See…

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