My performances use precise choreography, dry humor and perceptual disorientation to address forms of empire and colonization, surveillance technology and image-driven culture. I build them from vernacular movement that non-dancers can relate to. The performers spend a lot of time managing their ambivalence - dodging or “psyching themselves up” for decisive action. This humble source material is given the “formalist treatment” to become complex, densely layered choreography, in the midst of which the fragility and bravery of human beings can be appreciated. My performances marvel at the everyday heroism of people who speak back to systems of power and strive to become fully alive and conscious.
photo William Frederking
costume Sky Cubacub