I work with physical ordeal in my dances in order to foreground exertion, exhaustion, effort, and error.  At the same time, I use delineated patterns to bring an imaginary architecture to life in space -- for just a moment.   I work to create a constant shifting back and forth between that imaginary architecture and the human beings who articulate it.  I use structural constraints to reveal softness, failures, humanity.

 

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Portrait of Sophie Sotsky by Maria Baranova for Faces of the Downtown Scene