Here. We go. is a not the answer to these questions, but a jumping off point. It’s a reflection of what’s present and how that leads, entices, tricks us to the next moment, place, event. There’s so much ahead for these young ladies, but they’ve got experience. They have much to say and tell.
I knew I wanted to explore how we could build a sense of play to practice owning their individual voice, metaphorically and literally. How do you structure dance making to empower someone to stray away from what they’re familiar with, to stay with what’s uncomfortable and see how that blossoms into something surprisingly brilliant? Well, we play with blurring the lines between the informality of our interpersonal relationships and the formality of presenting how seriously we take our art. And we play with tradition and breaking it. We don’t want to abolish our traditions that made us who we are, but we want to know what it is like to create our own ones too.
Performed at Dance Fremont
March 31, April 1, 7, & 8, 2017