while you were here/unraveling is premiering this Saturday at 7:30pm @cprnyc as part of #springmovement2017 link in bio for tickets. I am so grateful to work with so many incredible performers @meccakhalifah @edmond_222 @mario_or_am_i @kenzkt @rapidfireraisins @eliz_cowperthwaite @yes_we_kenn @thezachkhoo @annmariego @arantxaaraujo @stankyk @hellomchen @stacycollado @rina_espiritu and Lir Katz and Jiemin Yang. #contemporaryperformance #performancepiece #contemporarydance #newyorkart #newyorkartist #brooklynart #brooklynartist #cprnyc #newyorkchoreographer #experimental #choreography #performance #art -
- while you were here/unraveling is a sister piece to my past work, while you were away. In while you were away, video and performance were merged to expose a tension between the performers in the present moment and their uncanny reflections in the film, making visible the poetics of absence. In while you were here/unraveling, the video is removed and the performers exist only in the present moment. Human landscape sculpts the vast space at CPR. As bodies cycle, slide, collapse, and rise, there is a tension between being compelled to be vertical and being compelled to be horizontal, and at times a resistance against one or the other. Movement through, between, and against these planes of being speaks to the sometimes uncomfortable tension between social expectations for an erect body and our more unfamiliar corporeal desires.