My choreographic and artistic research is situated in the postmodern/contemporary genre, with a focus on process, experimentation, collaboration, and abstraction. Over the last five years, my choreographic works have focused on creating and inviting diverse experiences throughout the rehearsal and performance process. Specifically researching the interaction and roles between dancer, choreographer, and spectator, and how they are shared and experienced. Exploring how our different embodiments and lived experiences shape how we move and interact.

 

With this dialogue established, I also work with the concept of release and reverberation within the body and space to inform my movement style. I incorporate these ideas into contemporary movement through my choreographic and collaborative process.

 

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I aim to work with dancers who move and think differently to get different perspectives and choices in my choreographic process. Using these practices in the studio with dancers gives me even more insights since we don’t live the same lives in the same body. I encourage dancers to explore different orderings and modifications to the choreography to find their own entrances into the movement. Combining our differences to use as a source of inspiration allows me to see unique movement scenarios to showcase movement differently. My work focuses on establishing a community with dancers and audiences to transcend the performance experience to reach a deep appreciation for humans in motion. 

 

I am inspired by artists Mary Overlie, Dianne McIntyre, Nancy Topf, Crystal Pite, and Ohad Naharan. Their movement styles evoke a deep sensorial experience in their stage works and studio practices. I see similar ideals of movement stemming from exploration and community experiences to inform choreography between these artists and are concepts I strive to incorporate into my own artistic practice.

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