Rehearsal still, 3/7/19

Chez Bushwick

pictured: Nicole Loeffler-Gladstone

I study exertion, exhaustion, effort, and error.  

I use the body to bring imaginary architecture to life in space by formulating precise repeating patterns. 

 

I work to create a constant shifting back and forth between the shapes that those patterns generate, and the human beings who inscribe them. 

 

I use fatigue, and failure, to transpose the focus of the viewer from the structures of the dance to what it feels like to move through them.

 

I think of effort and abstraction as competing modes within my choreographic framework.  By pitting those two modes against one other, I am trying to ask the formal makeup of the dance itself why its performers must attempt its ordeals.