Solo and Agenda Setting

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.

Emerging Research for “Intersecting Policy and Dance”

I am gathering research for the Dance Under Construction conference at UC Riverside on April 16.  Check out my upcoming presentation and learn more about “Intersecting Policy and Dance.”

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3.  Feedback is welcome!

Set Re/set and Wired

For the last three years I’ve worked with Copperhills High School in Utah expanding what I call fusion dance: a combination of modern and hip-hop.  And it seems no matter how much modern dance I do, I can never let go of the drill-teamer in me:)