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Crafting the Robes of St. Anne Part 1

October 24th, 2014 by Jay Ruby

Crafting the Robes of St. Anne A description of a work process with members of  Co Julie Danse, Circus Stella and Poetique Desordres in New Brunswick in the Summer of 2014. Who is St. Anne? We started with this question … Continue reading

Pablocity

August 24th, 2011 by Jay Ruby

Pablocity – The speed at which desire becomes suffering. A poetic rant prayer analysis of Medellin. There is a city on a river in between mountains, a beautiful bowl, more appropriatelly a giant spoon lit up with lights at night … Continue reading

Etchings of a Village – Farewell to Carmen de Viborral

August 24th, 2011 by Jay Ruby

Etchings of a Village – Carmen de Viborral, Colombia The Carpetbag Brigade came to Carmen de Viborral to participate in a theater laboratory with Nemcatacoa and begin working on a collaborative performance. Our backdrop for this exchange was the small … Continue reading

Video Update from Colombia

August 13th, 2011 by Jay Ruby

Our first video update about our second week of work during our exchange with Nemcatacoa at Carmen de Viborral. Colombia Update Week 2

Forming a more perfect union through cultural exchange

July 4th, 2011 by Jay Ruby

In celebrating the 235th birthday of the U.S.A. I am drawn to these 8 words of the preamble of the constitution “In order to form a more perfect union”. The Carpetbag Brigade and their non-verbal performance works travel abroad and … Continue reading

The Embers of Mudfire

December 17th, 2010 by Jay Ruby

Time is fascinating. It is the fourth dimension that is sculpted by performance. Through repetition and refinement a performance can channel the precision of action not only measured by width, height and depth but also in the measure of time. … Continue reading

Welcome to the Carpetbag Brigade’s new website!

November 28th, 2010 by carpetbagbrigade

The Carpetbag Brigade has been working on this new version of our website over the last few weeks. Designed by Isabelle Kirouac, our new webmaster, the site is still undergoing some tweaking and design refinements at the moment. We welcome … Continue reading

Berlin, Glasgow & Sheffield – A Late Summer Journey

September 15th, 2010 by Jay Ruby

I am just finishing up a month long journey to Berlin, Germany; Sheffield, England; and Glasgow, Scotland. I went to Europe to teach an introductory Stiltasana in Sheffield at Greentop Circus and a Stiltasana intensive with the company Bright Night … Continue reading

Torgeir Wethal

July 2nd, 2010 by Jay Ruby

Torgeir Wethal from the Odin Teatret in Denmark passed earlier this week. He was a point of inspiration, an actor who committed his life to the work of his company. He was a founding member of the company and joined … Continue reading

Cumbre Tajin – Festival de la Identidad

June 29th, 2010 by Jay Ruby

The senses circulate at Cumbre Tajin. Music drifts in layers, traditional, contemporary, three-piece acoustic, pre-colombian in traditional outfits, darkened faces weathered by agricultural rhythms; marching bands with majorettes, midnight popstars, shaman floutists dancing… On 80 foot poles… As humans spin … Continue reading










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