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dance video of the day - Ultima Vez

Submitted by Susan Miller on Mon, 03/19/2007 - 08:12.

Niel Nisbet of Article 19 gives us a preview of what I would rush to see if it were not across the pond. Click on the link to see what he posted a couple of days ago on Article 19, one of the best dance websites in the world -- these guys pull out all the technology stops to support dance in Europe!

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new dance video - LeftLuggae

Submitted by Susan Miller on Tue, 03/13/2007 - 14:50.

Simon Fildes sent an email to me inside realneo pointing out that he and Katrina McPherson have posted a new video at LeftLuggage. After you click the link to check out the video, click on There are four videos that represent the pair's ongoing videodance research.

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Aluminum dross in Canton Landfill

Submitted by Susan Miller on Mon, 03/12/2007 - 15:21.

Who knows something about this? EPAs don't see dross in landfill as hazardous

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Sam Miller for Forests

Submitted by Susan Miller on Mon, 02/12/2007 - 09:41.

The Joyce Foundation has given a $5 million grant to begin cleanup of the Maumee River. Toady's article in the PD begins What happens in Northwest Ohio doesn't stay in Northwest Ohio. One of the things that will happen as part of this effort to reduce run off from agricultural land in Northwest Ohio is the planting of trees. “Working with farmers to plant trees and vegetation along the Tiffin and Blanchard rivers to restore wetlands and create a continuous buffer; and to test new drainage ditches to reduce sediment." This article extols the opportunities for industrial Northwest Ohio. But at one time this area was home to the Black Swamp.

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Call for Nominations

Submitted by Susan Miller on Sun, 02/11/2007 - 09:39.

Help us identify qualified candidates for the Cleveland Arts Prize winners for 2007!

Nominations are open!  Go to our website and nominate the person you think best for the Prize!

Bottled Mahoning River water, anyone?

Submitted by Susan Miller on Tue, 02/06/2007 - 10:51.




Maybe we should see if we could make a buck (or more likely a statement) selling Cuyahoga River cocktails or Lake Erie highballs. If the idea is that enough alcohol will eliminate the need to address our water quality issues, then the folks who have the money to address these issues ought to be happy to swill away on these high powered drinks.  Add enough absinthe and sugar to some Cuyahoga River water and you've got a drink that we might call the Ohio Obliterator. Drink this and forget the Clean Water Act ever happened...

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bioremediation and biofuels

Submitted by Susan Miller on Mon, 01/29/2007 - 10:56.


water cycle issues

Submitted by Susan Miller on Thu, 01/18/2007 - 15:55.

Today in the PD, you can read about what we knew was coming in the news from NEORSD.

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dancer of the day

Submitted by Susan Miller on Sat, 12/30/2006 - 11:44.

My hero, the man whose ideas expanded my own is interviewed here about his life and work. I had the opportunity to work with one of his very first dancers, Albert Reid when I was a 15 year old bunhead at a summer ballet school in Saratoga, NY. Needless to say, it changed my life and the course of my life’s work and world view.  So now that I have ended my career as artistic director of a modern dance repertory company here in Northeast Ohio, I, like Merce, am still dancing and still seeing dance even though I may not be entering theaters to do so as often as before. Now for example I head out for the dance of dog walking. Today, the lighting design is especially brilliant.

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Heights a Holiday Store

Submitted by Susan Miller on Thu, 12/07/2006 - 14:54.

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off grid mini home for urban infill

Submitted by Susan Miller on Wed, 10/04/2006 - 21:21.

If you're in Toronto October 6-9 check out the mini home at the International Home and Garden Show. MiniHomage   Here’s the history:  This is an affordable way for young professionals to stick it to the city. Buy the cheap lot and live there with the elements and no utility bills. When you’ve had enough of the BS polotics, just roll, dude. They’re lovely in the pics. I can imagine a few of them sitting lightly along the bluffs looking so moderne.

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ferocious beauty: genome in green chicago museum

Submitted by Susan Miller on Sat, 09/30/2006 - 13:49.

Photo by Kevin Kennefick.

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Submitted by Susan Miller on Thu, 09/14/2006 - 13:44.

Welcome to new realneo member Sarah Taylor who has this brilliant idea. I am posting this for her today, but we look forward to her future posts as her newfound tech experince grows. Sarah says:

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dance video of the day from France

Submitted by Susan Miller on Thu, 09/14/2006 - 10:58.

You think SAFMOD’s cool? Check out this guy who actually pays homage to the master of multimedia dance construction. Uh, that would be the late Alwin Nikolais who pioneered this stuff when he returned from serving in WWII.

Philippe Decouflé

video-danse / DCA / Alwin Nikolais

(1961- )

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dance video of the day nederlands

Submitted by Susan Miller on Mon, 09/11/2006 - 22:43.
Makes me wanna go see this... the netherlands are pretty far though...
This Canadian site is pretty deep if you are interested in watching dance video shorts.

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Cleveland real estate attractive???

Submitted by Susan Miller on Sun, 09/10/2006 - 20:01.

This article about Hyacinth Lofts from the NYTimes sent to me by my sister who lives in New Hampshire and is jealous of the urbanity of my inner ring suburban walkable neighborhood. I missed it. She caught it.

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NOVA Convention revisited

Submitted by Susan Miller on Thu, 09/07/2006 - 14:26.

I found this quote. It is one of my favorites. I wanted to give Norm a chance to remember it or hear it for the first time. It is from the NOVA Convention. You might have been a teen then, Norm.

"If we see the earth as a spaceship and go further to invoke the comparison of a lifeboat, it is of course of vital concern to everybody on the boat if the crew or the passengers start polluting their supply of food and water, distributing supplies on a grossly inequitable basis, knocking holes in the bottom of the boat, or worst of all trying to blow the boat out from under us." William Burroughs

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teach your children well

Submitted by Susan Miller on Fri, 08/11/2006 - 13:34.

McDonald's back sliding!?!
Yep! Even though they adjusted their menu after the Supersize Me movie, they have slid back this summer by offering toy Hummers to children in Happy Meals. Read it here:

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latin artist does corn art installation

Submitted by Susan Miller on Sun, 07/30/2006 - 15:33.


corn art

I just had to share this. It is so cool (to me anyway)...

This discovery follows this one made earlier this year:

Dave Matthews Band and climate change changes

Submitted by Susan Miller on Sat, 07/29/2006 - 16:54.

My 18 year old, who yesterday learned to make a rain barrel, today turned me on to what one of his favorite band's is doing to lend a hand to the climate change awareness. The band is buying energy credits for all CO2 emissions for the band's touring activities since 1991. He's not the only corporation who is partnering with these guys.

Energy is a privately held Native American energy company.  In August 2005, the Intertribal Council On Utility Policy (COUP) acquired a majority ownership interest in NativeEnergy on behalf of its member tribes, marking another significant step in the Great Plains tribes’ historic effort to power America with Native wind. Learn more about COUP’s investment in NativeEnergy

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Call for Artists

Submitted by Susan Miller on Thu, 07/27/2006 - 14:54.

July 27, 2006

In addition to the 52 Weeks 52 Works Desk Calendar, all selected artists will have the opportunity to show their work this January at The Pop Shop Gallery!!!

If you are an artist living and working in Northeast Ohio and you’d like your artwork to be included in 52 Weeks 52 Works, ACT NOW!  In addition to your artwork being included in the 2007 AGC desk calendar 52 weeks 52 works, all artists who are selected will also have the opportunity to show their work at the 52 Weeks 52 Works Artist Art Show sponsored by The Pop Shop Gallery this January! I kindly ask that you please forward and/or distribute this information to any artist(s) you think might be interested in this creative opportunity.

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dance video of the day - Bridgman Packer

Submitted by Susan Miller on Fri, 07/21/2006 - 15:51.


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dance video of the day

Submitted by Susan Miller on Tue, 07/18/2006 - 08:55.

Visit LeftLuggage and view the dances there under "". Click on the link for "Moment".

The movement is reminiscent of works I loved coaching when I directed The Repertory Project. The two bodies slip and slide through space carving it out and carving out and defining a relationship as they go. Is it obvious? No, but then neither is life.

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dance video of the day - Mimi Garrard

Submitted by Susan Miller on Sun, 07/09/2006 - 23:08.

 With the Ingenuity Fest coming up, I thought we could warm up with this easy to understand video dance by Mimi Garrard. We'll head into the more obsure later.

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