I have been investigating movement and its uses as a performance medium and as a medium for cogitation for over 20 years. By experimenting with aleatoric processes, I find that movement reveals an inherent awkwardness, a humor that echoes our own vulnerabilities. I formalize the coincidental and emphasize the conscious processes of composition that are the generative source of much of my performance works. Influenced heavily by my undergraduate studies of Biochemistry at U.C. San Diego, I create works using defined, almost crystalline palette in order to generate a myriad of possibilities. The possibilities are reduced and concentrated in the moments of execution and reception.
A member of the Lower Left Performance Collective since 2002, I am a certified teacher of the ReWire Movement Method and Ensemble Thinking, both initially developed by Nina Martin. I graduated from the MA program of Solo/Dance/Authorship at the Hochschulübergreifendes Zentrum für Tanz in Berlin. Currently I am pursuing my PhD in Dance through Texas Woman’s University. My area of research is the nexus of philosophy, cognitive science, and improvised dance-making. Currently, I am investigating ways to describe change in the actions of the solo body while improvising. Also I am curious about the intersection of negative and positive freedoms and gender in relation to physical capability and language.
Here you can find a variety of information about classes and workshops I will be and am currently teaching, performances that will be happening in the near future.
I offer classes in
- solo body movement technique
- Contact Improvisation
- Asthanga Vinyasa based yoga (200 hour Registered Yoga Teacher through Infinite Yoga)
- solo and ensemble improvised performance making
I offer bespoke movement awareness training sessions, One-on-One or to small groups, at your home or office. Drawing on my extensive dance and somatic trainings, I can guide you through a rigorous yet sensitive sequence of movements. The focus can be on strengthening and lengthening, or simply on breathing and centering.
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