enjoying a truly collaborative experience with these amazing dancers - katherine, ty, derek, and stephen. anna clyne and i are immersed in the creative development of RIFT for the cabrillo festival. we have a very natural and organic work process together. we exchange recordings of the music and video of the choreography as a fluid artistic dialogue so that we can offer direction and inspiration to each other as the work unfolds...rare indeed!
Sometimes you get into a work and things shift...like someone turned the lights out on you...you find yourself searching, reaching for something familiar to hold on to. Sylvia was one of those pieces. I chose to move forward in the dim, moving only toward the dancers and their experiences. This mystery was a beautiful one to unravel.
beautiful dancers are: Christian Brower, Ty Wells, Toi'ya Leatherwood, Jesse Steidler, Hannah Odgers, Sebastian Mazur and Baden Silva.
photog = denise leitner
we had an amazing time creating work on the streets of dtla for cultural weekly's #DareToDance campaign! "the observed" was shot in one take and brought to life by dancers kelsey landers, kenzie mcclure, derek tabata, and ty wells. music by the talented missy mazzoli. special thanks to jess heistand for camera op.