Repertory

Emic Flux  (2016)
Reflects humanity’s propensity toward separatism and the Insider/Outsider phenomenon that accompanies this trend. Intimate duets hint at interpersonal relationships, while broad strokes and spatial asymmetry illustrate posturing and dynamics between the dancers from a broader vantage. The original score, composed by Zac Selissen, may also be performed live
3 dancers, 1 musician, 11.5 minutes
 

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Hot Knife In Cold Butter / Flo Through Me  (2014)
This series of vignettes is a crisp yet tender dissection of movement and relativity. Inspired by life, nature, intellectual curiosity, and complex intimate spaces, this piece meditates on humanity’s abstract and visceral connection with time, beings, space, and sound
6 dancers, 40 minutes
 

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Skyfire (2014)
A collaborative event inspired by impressions of Dante Alighieri’s Divine Comedy.  Crafted to travel through a surreal rendering of space and time, this abstraction draws upon universal ideas and images surrounding love, betrayal, labor, and the pure joy of existence, set to an original score by James Guastaferro and Zac Selissen
7 Dancers, 3 live musicians, 40 minutes.
 

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Something Particularly Specific in the Wild (2014)
A site specific piece, inspired by impressions of Dante’s Inferno, set in the boiler room of the historic Westbeth. The viewer is led on a descent through the depths of a Gotham basement as the natural world fades in this hallucinatory abstraction
6 dancers, 5.5 minutes.
 

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Indelible Cognition (2013)
Communication over time takes on different forms, creating imprints on our minds and memories. All may be perceived differently based on which side one sits, whether sending or receiving
12-14 dancers, 16 minutes
 

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Concrete Illusion (2013)
A dance film, which may be presented as a live work as well, created from concept to final product in seven days, premiered in 2014 as part of Sally Taylor’s multidisciplinary, multi-sensory global arts initiative, ConSenses
2 dancers, 5 minutes.
 
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Reflexive (2012-13)
Reflexive lives as a “flex piece” with several self-contained sections that may be united by transitional scenes or performed in isolation
 

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One Thing
This duet highlights the instinct to act/react, be present, look forward, and reflect back. The nuanced and emotionally driven work investigates how changing one thing affects an individual’s perception and demonstrates how these experiences manifest in the body and soul over time
2 dancers, 5.5 minutes
 
 
I Wait Until I Shake
A modern day courting ritual
2 or 4 Dancers, 5.5 minutes
 
 
Optimist
A nuanced exemplification of humans as a vehicle for thought, reflection, action, and transformation
4 dancers, 5 minutes.
 
 

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Diferential Cohomology  (2011)
A synesthetic abstraction of the mathematical theory by the same name. Commissioned by celebrated mathematician James Simons and premiered with live accompaniment by the Sirius String Quartet
10 dancers, 4 musicians, 36 minutes
 

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SH2 (2009 rev. 2010)
SH2 delves fearlessly into the systemic processing of external occurrences. Responding to an unknown event, beings transition between quietly weaving limbs and twisting leaps landing in delicate balances. Teetering perhaps on an edge or paralyzed by a particular sight or sound, they peer at their own thresholds through observant, compassionate, and gratefully surrendered eyes
6 dancers, 30 minutes
 

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Sequitur or Non (2010)
An exploration of linguistics and non-verbals, drawing the mind and body into a world of surfaces and folds, revolving joints, and a place where the need to make sense of all things may or may not apply
Duet version, 7 min / quartet version, 10-12 min.
 

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Resonant Imaging (2009)
Derived from multiple MRI inspired thoughts, it is a multi-media journey through the surrealistic experience of the mind
1 dancer, 7 minutes 45 seconds, includes projection
 

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Et Tu (2008)
Sexy and athletic, this duet explores the dynamic between two people as they experience occurrences of comedy, melancholy, fun, betrayal, and the tragedy of it all
2 dancers, 7.5 minutes
 

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Rise  (2016)
Commissioned by the Jose Limon Dance Foundation for the Professional Studies Program, Rise is a study on the core tenants of the Humphrey/Limon tradition through a contemporary qualitative lens. Movement motifs are designed to challenge the students technically, demanding physical experimentation and exploration, while encouraging sensitivity to ensemble energy
8 -15 dancers, 6 minutes
 

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