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The Waltz of Control and Letting Go

As a young director during the 1970’s, I occasionally, surreptitiously followed Robert Wilson on the streets of New York City. I am pretty sure that he did not know that I was following him. To me,… more

Art and Politics

Recently during a public Zoom conversation with the choreographer Bill T. Jones, I mentioned that his work has always seemed political to me, rooted in the big social issues of the time, including… more
Anne Bogart

Ensemble as Lighthouse

I would like to thank you for your warmth and support regarding SITI Company’s recent announcement outlining our upcoming transition. In two years time, during the 2022-23 season, we will reach our… more
Samuel Stricklen

Hi, I’m Samuel.

After many years of working with the ensemble, the members of SITI Company recently invited me to join the company and I couldn’t be happier! I wanted to share just a little bit about how I first… more
Anne Bogart

The Tentpoles of Our Future

I travelled from New York to London on March 11, 2020 carrying a small suitcase and expecting to stay for one week with my wife Rena.  Now it is mid-August and I am still in the UK with no idea about… more
Will Bond

Don’t Miss It

All philosophical problems are linguistic confusion - Ludwig Wittgenstein Some years ago, my long time friend and SITI Company member Leon described  an idea for a book he wanted to make. It was a… more
Anne Bogart

Shining Light Into Dark Places

I am working towards completion of a new book of essays entitled “The Art of Resonance.”  As part of the process over the past several months, I have been writing about the centrality of… more
Anne Bogart

The Illusion of Control

But man, proud man, Drest in a little brief authority, Most ignorant of what he’s most assured, His glassy essence, like an angry ape, Plays such fantastic tricks before high heaven As make the… more
Will Bond

A Beautiful Container

These days you might be experiencing much the same as so many of us, and finding yourself cleaning drawers, pulling shoeboxes out from under the bed,  pouring over old photographs, or, like me right… more
Anne Bogart

Intentional Civics Revisited

For his thesis production, a third-year Columbia director chose to stage T. S. Eliot’s 1935 verse drama Murder in the Cathedral in St. John’s Cathedral on the upper west side of Manhattan. For the… more
Anne Bogart

Language, Love and Code Switching

I find that one of the best, but most difficult, ways for me to learn is to drop my own defensiveness, at least temporarily, and to try to understand the way in which his experience seems and feels to… more
Anne Bogart

The Art of Forgetting

At the end of the day people won’t remember what you said or did, they will remember how you made them feel.  (Maya Angelou) Until a recent conversation with my colleague and friend Leon… more