I am in a transitional void. In-between. Not here, not there. I have made it my practice to make space to experience resonances (of other places, of other bodies, of my corporeal history, of my myriad practices), things that resonate with me. I lost my artistic context for now, seemingly, trying to figure out how dance is understood and shared here, what is legible for audiences. The seeming lack of context created a need for “referencing” as a way to connect to those who influenced me deeply in my time in Los Angeles and beyond.
This little series of dances to music was created from a studio practice around the idea of “resonance” and “reference” that I am drawn to ever since my Hothouse Residence at UCLA summer 2011.
Thanks to Neil Greenberg for inciting the constant experiment.
Dance to Music I: the new is the old - This dance owes its existence to Vic Marks (via Hothouse Residence at UCLA) and Meg Wolfe. (music: Philharmonia Orchestra “Three German Dances, Dance Three”)
Dance to Music II: b*tch - This dance owes its existence to John Jasperse and Simone Forti. (music Rick Ross) new link!
Dance to Music III: alignment (tuck your thumbs!) - This dance owes its existence to Tim Golliher and Tehya Baxter. (music: Bagad Kemper)
Dance to Music IV: material for the spine - This dance owes its existence to Steve Paxton and Christine Mauch. (music: Israel Kamakawiwo’ole “Ka Pua U’i:)
Dance to Music V: enough already - This dance owes its existence to Matthias Rick. (music: Kid Cudi & Ratatat, “Alive”)