Fooju is quEEr

Fooju is {h}U*Man*{ity}

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photo: William Starr 2011

Fooju is REgurgitated, REemphasized REnaissance

Fooju is if Graham, Fosse and Duchamp had a parrot together{*}This parrot sits in a room full of clouds

 

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Photo: Joe Desimone http://www.optik-house.com 2016

Fooju is an internet dust bunny behind the cyber sofa where it’s dark.

Where a man with no hands plays an organ. That organ is your heart. the man looks familiar.

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photos courtesy of Ayala Gazit http://www.ayalagazit.com/ 2015

Fooju is mania in s l o-m o

Fooju is a Mystical Migraine

Fooju is punkfunkjunkPUNK

Fooju is e-a-s-y

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photo by Ayala Gazit ayalagazit.com 2015

Fooju is wrong and the wronged and we’re ‘wrong’ to be accidentally (These Are Your) Right(s)

Fooju is thrifted Artaud

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Photo: Joe Desimone http://www.optik-house.com 2016

Fooju is shifted transcendence

Fooju is a Dada grocery store- TOYS FOR PETS!

… a silent typhoon delivery service named Dance

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photos courtesy of Ayala Gazit http://www.ayalagazit.com/ 2015

Fooju is honest and surreal and without contradiction

Fooju is contradiction, a boring joke < ^ Like this one.

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Photo: Joe Desimone http://www.optik-house.com 2017

Fooju is culturally relevant

Fooju is socially irreverent

Fooju is educated yet disappointing

Fooju is not ignorant

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Fooju feels important and yet is generous

Fooju Dance Collaborative is meant to frame the queerer qualities of existence by placing performative dance theatre outside the context of the proscenium; its purpose is to expressively and colorfully highlight the idiosyncrasies of the human experience.

Fooju is the interior designer of your dreams, eating popcorn on the edge of your nightmares.

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Photo: Joe Desimone http://www.optik-house.com

Fooju is the manipulation of visceral, incidental, or accidental creative impulses into dance that mimics the subconscious of dreams. 

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Photo: Joe Desimone http://www.optik-house.com 2017

FOOJU JUST HAPPENS TO YOU. 

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Photo: Joe Desimone http://www.optik-house.com 2016

Fooju just happened to you. 

We want to make the chimerical intimately real.

OR it is the wet popcorn you ate anyway.  

 

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photo cred: Stanley Sigalov 2011

The name “Fooju” was birthed out of my own clumsiness. I mixed up “feng shui” and “juju,” and just blurted it out. Immediately, I wanted the word to stick. The principle of accepting happenstance as creativity is central to my choreographic process: playful clumsiness becoming refined into crafted dance.

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