Here are two short clips of the beginning stages of my choreographic research, “intersecting policy and dance.” It is the same movement layered with a different sound-score. The first is “This is Heaven” by Madeleine Peyroux and the second is a sound-score I wrote and recorded; it combines Garmin direction language with common policy words we often hear that affects the way we move through public and personal spaces.
In these clips, I am working on physical movement problems; specifically, movement generated by my physical capabilities and limitations, working within the permissions and denials of my own body. To give an example: a flexible lower back and tight hamstrings. What possibilities come from these physical ‘problems’? And how can I solve movement sequences in new ways?
I am purposely trying to challenge my physical capacity to accomplish problems in new ways and thereby generate a more fresh, three dimensionality style.