You being Me being You and the Eye
Part field study, part composed duet, this two-fold project aims to examine and develop our movement signatures through mimicry and embodiment.
In improvisational sessions – field studies – with invited guest movers, we rigorously observe and mimic their movements, utilizing both sight and impulse to harvest physical essence. Embodiment, a practice of remembering that essence later, offers us the opportunity to experiment with and hone novel ways of moving. This interpersonal practice has transformed our improvisational identities and compositional systems.
The duet composed concurrently with these field studies reveals layered attempts at newness, at defining voice in all its forms.
The work has been performed in-progress in Movement Research at the Judson Church (Oct. 2015), Danspace Project's DraftWork Series (Feb. 2016), Skidmore College (Feb. & Jun. 2016), the Bates Dance Festival Informal Showing (Aug. 2016), New Dance Alliance’s Performance Mix Festival (Jun. 2017), and at Jacob’s Pillow Inside/Out Festival as part of a research fellowship (Aug. 2017). Continued research also has taken place in at the Marble House Project in Dorset, VT (Sept. 2017).