On a chilly Sunday evening in October, I met with Ezra Thom- son, a dancer and choreographer with the Pacific Northwest Ballet (PNB), to discuss his contribution to the Frye Art Mu- seum’s Genius show. This fall the Frye embarked upon a sixteen-week long project titled Genius. Self-described as embracing “iconoclastic artistic and curatorial practice in all creative disciplines,” Genius offers “a new paradigm for museums of the future.” This is not the first time the Frye has worked to feature community art- ists. Moment/Magnitude in 2012 and Your Feast Has Ended in 2014 were similar showcases of Se- attle … Continue reading KEEPING EVERYTHING ON POINTE: Ezra Thomson Choreographs PNB Professional Division Students
New to Seattle Central, I’m floored by the availability of resources, the quality of the community, the depth of education and the amazing efforts of the teachers, staff, and students that keep the school thriving. It’s truly a privilege to be here. For all the unequaled exceptionalism, however, I look forward to more consideration given to the needs and concerns of transgender and gen- der-nonconforming individuals—true equality for all. In the words of Ms. Swan from MAD TV, by all appearances I “look like a man”; I have the height, build and facial stubble of traditional males, but inside I’m … Continue reading WHAT’S A TRANSGENDER GIRL TO DO?