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From Dancer

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Interdisciplinary Artist

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Teacher

DANCE

Dance is my first love. Improvisation, Modern, Post Modern, Contemporary and West African dance all inform me because it’s what I trained in, yet my dances now are decidedly in-between genres or genre-less in a way that is my own. Traces appear, inscribing their essential value in the space. A new way of choreographing emerges.

My choreographic performances have an underlying ethos of “being dance” in a “doing society”. From there I craft other worlds more amenable to the whole human. I make work that evaluates our relationship to socialized norms by inviting audiences to travel to alternate inner and outer spaces. This is where Attention  expands potentials for human embodiment, being and connecting dots.

Performances may include theatrically comedic, conceptually driven or deeply somatic territories. I might meet my inner ecofeminist one moment, then a fool co-creating the Anthropocene, the next; followed by subconscious realizations that imbue performative presence. At some point, space and time will open up to invert the world within a world and ultimately, the performance was a ritual …for reigniting interest in embodiment, freedom of imagination, philosophy, ethics and the politics alive in our choices, including non-action.

INTERDISCIPLINARY ARTIST

My video art is self-taught. Audio-visual creations are made from the perspective of a choreographer and experiential dancer.

I’ve  developed a strong visual sensibility by incorporating video into live performance before I began to make video for film festivals, online streaming and as art for sale on DVD and thumbdrives.

In the past several years, a combination of building off-grid art spaces in the Chihuahuan Desert and fated lockdowns, made my video and print work more prolific. By 2022 , I parlayed my video artist skills into printmaking, selling at galleries and pop-ups while hunkered down in the desert and during visits to Nothern California.

TEACHING

When choreographing or teaching dance I work with unThreading, an improv and somatics dance approach I devised to invite a range of embodied states and  dance principals in a liberated sensorial flow of movement

I also offer Embodiment Field somatics sessions for any body. Health and wellbeing are tended to through pleasure in movement, breath, creative emergence and community.

 

 

 

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