Monday, August 21, 2017

Poetry Reading September 2

Louise Runyon Poetry Reading
Decatur Book Festival
Saturday, September 2, 11 a.m. sharp!
Java Monkey Coffee
425 Church Street, Decatur 30030
www.decaturbookfestival.com
~ Poetry books will be for sale ~

Come hear Louise read new poems and old favorites at the nation's largest independent book festival!  Check out her reading and see what all the festival has to offer at www.decaturbookfestival.com.  Louise will be one of numerous local poets reading at Java Monkey; her reading starts at 11 a.m. sharp.  She will have poetry books for sale -- cash or check only.  Come hear her new poem, "I can get old if I want to!"



Monday, October 31, 2016

Poetry Reading November 16

Georgia Center for the Book presents
LOUISE RUNYON & THROWER STARR
POETRY READING
Wednesday, November 16, 7:15 p.m.
Decatur Library Auditorium
215 Sycamore St., Decatur 30030
~ Poetry books will be for sale ~

Louise Runyon, also a dancer/choreographer, has published three books of  poetry.  Based in time and space and laced with movement, her poetry reflects a dancer's sensibility and is grounded in observation of the natural world.  Artistic Director of Louise Runyon Performance Company, she has toured her solo performance Crones, Dolls and Raging Beauties around the nation.  She is also a practitioner of the Feldenkrais Method of movement education.

Thrower Starr has been writing poetry for 45 years.  His poetry draws on both nature and relationships.  He works at Paideia School as English teacher and as counselor, and is also a psychologist in private practice.  Long interested in men's work, for the past decade his English classes have been boys-only.  www.ThrowerStarr.com

Co-presented by Louise Runyon Performance Company and supported in part by Poets & Writers.

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Dance Performances May 28 & 29

LOUISE RUNYON @ DECATUR ARTS FESTIVAL
Saturday, May 28, 4 p.m. Sunday, May 29, 3 p.m.
Decatur Recreation Center
231 Sycamore St., Decatur 30030
Park at DeKalb County Parking Deck, Commerce & W. Trinity Place
http://decaturartsfestival.com



Louise Runyon in "Storm"
Photo:  Grady Cousins

Come enjoy Decatur Arts Festival and check out the dance performances!  I will present “Storm: Ode to Mickey N.,” inspired by the music of Mickey Newbury.  Newbury, an alternative country singer/songwriter who died in 2002, was known as the “Fifth Outlaw” along with Willie Nelson and Waylon Jennings.  The piece is set deeply in Southern culture, reflecting pathos, heartbreak, pride and love of place, and explores the question of tragedy – is tragedy something from which we can recover, learn, move forward?  Other choreographers will present work, including D. Patton White, Jacqueline Woo, and Dancing Flowers for Peace.

Awareness Through Movement® Class at Decatur Arts Festival
Free Feldenkrais® Class with Louise Runyon
Saturday, May 28, 10 to 11 a.m.
Decatur Recreation Center
231 Sycamore St., Decatur 30030
Park at DeKalb County Parking Deck, Commerce & W. Trinity Place
http://decaturartsfestival.com
~ Bring a mat if you can ~

Awareness Through Movement classes offer ingenious, gentle movement sequences designed to bring mobility, ease, and efficiency to all forms of physical activity, through heightened awareness of how the body and mind can function together as an integrated whole.  www.FeldenkraisAtlanta.com.

“The Feldenkrais Method is the most sophisticated and effective method I have seen for the prevention and reversal of deterioration of function" -- Anthropologist Margaret Mead, Ph.D.

Sunday, April 10, 2016

EARTH DAY POETRY READING

LOUISE RUNYON & THROWER STARR
The Natural World & The Human Element
SATURDAY, APRIL 23, 4 p.m.
WOODLANDS GARDEN
932 Scott Blvd, Decatur, GA 30030
~ in the pavilion / rain or shine ~
Come walk the garden paths before the reading!
~ Free ~ Poetry books will be for sale ~

 
Louise Runyon is a dancer/choreographer as well as poet.  Artistic Director of Louise Runyon Performance Company, she has performed her work in Atlanta and the Southeast for the past 35 years, and has also published three books of poetry.  Based in time and space and laced with movement, her poetry reflects a dancer’s sensibility and is grounded in observation of the natural world.   Louise is also a practitioner of the Feldenkrais Method of movement education, www.FeldenkraisAtlanta.com.

Thrower Starr has worked at Paideia School for 38 years as English teacher and as counselor, and is also a psychologist in private practice.  He has written a large volume of poetry throughout his life, drawn to both nature and relationships, and to celebration and loss.  This is a rare opportunity to hear Thrower perform his poetry live!   www.ThrowerStarr.com.


Thursday, November 19, 2015

Dance Performance December 6

Louise will present a new piece of choreography, "Storm," on Sunday, December 6, at Emory Schwartz Center.  This will be part of Fieldwork Showcase, the culmination of a workshop where artists of different disciplines develop work over a ten-week period.  Come enjoy dance, story-telling, Indonesian monkey chanting, circus arts and more!
 
Sunday, December 6, 5 p.m.
Emory University Dance Studio Theatre
Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts
1700 N. Decatur Road, Atlanta, GA 30322
Parking:  Fishburne Parking Deck (enter from N. Decatur Road just east of Emory main gates)

~ Feedback Session & Reception will follow ~