Claudia La Rocco is a writer whose work frequently revolves around interdisciplinary projects and collaborations. She is the author of The Best Most Useless Dress (Badlands Unlimited), selected poetry, performance texts, images and criticism, and the novel petit cadeau, published by The Chocolate Factory Theater as a print edition of one and a four-day, interdisciplinary live edition.
In dance you can’t go to the source. If you’re lucky, you maybe have a fuzzy video. If you’re really lucky, Cynthia Carr’s writing. And you have the people who worked with these people. The game of telephone.
“You missed nothing” wouldn’t be a bad phrase to describe Bill Berkson’s life, if you were addressing Bill himself, who was born in 1939, in Manhattan, and died suddenly in San Francisco, from a heart attack, on June 16th.