A statement on the socialization of rules, boundaries, and consent. The mover(s) enter the stage in a place of great vulnerability, but are given the ‘illusion’ of having total control of the perception of their performance. They will start with house lights up, the audience in view. They will be given the opportunity to give out two commands/requests of the audience: ‘Open your eyes’ or ‘Close them’. Upon satisfaction that the audience is cooperating with their request, the house lights will dim and they will begin to move…
Thank you to Clean Cut Kid and Alva Noto for the music. Thank you to Franco Bianchi for the video.
A manifesto on joy, responsibility, and other people’s thoughts. An excerpt of a longer, future work (WIP performed at The Craft, 2019)
Thank you to Armando Young for the music. Thank you to Hallee Bernstein for the video.
A study on the pickling process in a very technical way, brushing on the experience of preservation and isolation. Originally a duet, this piece was extended to a group work at Small Plates VA, 2019.
Thank you to Todd Hayden for the music. Thank you to the dancers: Julia Antonozzi, Taina Bey, Erin Hicks, Alex Johnson, Lilly Katz, and Erin Lyons.
This piece explores the reduction of individual identity through gender presentation, and the exhaustion that comes with gendered performance. The shallow representation of different varieties of gender performance through clothing changes directly represent reductions of genuine phrase work from outside collaborators in its original solo form, Trial by Dress-Up.
Thank you Otto Klemperer and Pascal Rogé for the music. Thank you to Shawn Zhang for the video. Thank you to the dancers: Taina Bey, Erin Lyons, and Honoka Usui.