Choreographer and Director of Multi-disciplinary Performance Installations
We engage with the physical world by sensing, feeling, and enacting our spirit through the innate language of the body. Dance translates this synthesis into art that revels in the honesty of living within the human form.
At the outset of a project there are no wrong choices. I foster an egalitarian process, where all collaborators engage in experimental play. Each rehearsal hones the work closer to its true intention. As time passes, a unique vocabulary emerges, arrived at by the group’s collective experience. In partnership with the performers, I subject this language to a process of transposition, amplification or concentration, until a palpable emotional chord resonates. Steady observance unfurls the hidden narrative of the piece, and allows me to structure my creative process to accommodate its inherent nature. This experiential practice arrives at choreography that sidesteps the confines of codified dance, providing a transitory stage where the intersecting arcs of the performer’s and viewer’s experiences align.
There has been an auspicious moment in the middle of every project when I realize that the work has assumed creative control and it has begun “making me.” At this point I am convinced that the piece has the power to move the audience.