On February 13th, 2015, “Let it Fall’ was performed as part of the [DanceRoulette] Festival at the beautiful Roulette theater in Brooklyn, NY. The annual festival is curated by Jennifer Lafferty.
I am thrilled and honored to announce I am a 2014 Charlotte Street Generative Artist Award Fellow, along with my friend Hermon Mehari.
This year’s panel included Jane Beachy, independent performance producer and curator/director, Salonathon, Chicago; David Ford, multi-disciplinary artist, Kansas City, MO; Kip Haaheim, composer, musician, and Associate Professor of Music Composition, University of Kansas; Nicole Hodges Persley, theatre artist and Assistant Professor of Theatre, University of Kansas; and Emily Johnson, choreographer & director, Catalyst, MN.
Read the full CSF press release.
photo credit: Mike Strong
Through abstracted body lines, break dance styling, and operatic song, “Let it fall” imparts a corporeal tale of two people’s relationship with pain. We swallow it, throw it, allow it, and find our beauty within it. The work unifies the artists’ diverse personal histories, into a lush, sensorial saunter down the fine line between suffering and pleasure. Performed by Leo Gayden and Juliet Remmers
Watch a video of the performance.
Presented as part of City in Motion’s 11th annual “A Modern Night at the Folly”
Read an interview by KC Metropolis about my work and this piece
Jane Gotch and Mark Southerland talk with Laura Spencer, LISTEN
“Cellist Justin Cowart accompanied “and we hold tight together,” a trio by Jane Gotch. Gotch intuitively created a piece with nuance and subtle changes in energy. It hypnotized us with dynamic yet simple relationships between the dancers and a powerful cellist.”