As a choreographer, I currently explore elements of empathy, collective intelligence and the physicality of environments, both natural and constructed, as the undercurrent of my dance making.
I am fascinated with the reciprocal relationship between human beings and their environment. How does a body mirror the wide vast ocean or the dry desert? Dimensionality exists through all iterations of bodies as landscapes, bodies as metaphors and as human beings in relationship to one another.
I envision the human body through an alchemical lens that, much like lead into gold, the body transforms through the duration of applied heat and action. Together we reach the state that exists past exhaustion to connect with one another and go deeper into an experience. The emerging themes from the collective experience shape visualizations into myths and truths of socially resonate gestures found in daily life. The work arrives at a shared meaning, allowing us to recognize that the world created is “our world,” that our being-in-the-world is conditioned by the existence of others.
I make work in theaters, but also in public spaces. I use sculptural components such as objects, physical structures, or projections to construct environments, magnifying the human body’s relationship to environment and environment’s imprint on the body. The scale of sculptural elements--both minimal and massive--reflects back not only the true dimension of the body, but amplifies the multidimensional terrain of the human emotional landscapes that may seem out of proportion to the physical body.