Ruth Zaporah is a New Mexico based performance artist, director and teacher. She is internationally known for her innovative work in performance and performance training, particularly in the field of physical theater improvisation. Zaporah spends much of her time on tour, performing and leading trainings both nationally and internationally. She is a two-time recipient of National Endowment Choreography Fellowships. She is the author of “Action Theater: The Improvisation of Presence”.

Ruth speaks with Joanna about Action Theater – an improvisational training process developed by her; the dance of the imaginal and the body, presence and relation to the world, acceptance, “emotional seasoning,” coming back to the body … among other topics.

Music: “Codona” (from The Codona Trilogy) by Don Cherry, Nana Vasconcelos, Colin Walcott