Device, a seed project to a larger work titled ON, is a playful and honest duet reflecting the plight of our overly connected social behaviors in the age of smartphones. Toying with the idea of what it means to be “turned on” this non-romantic partnership deals with the never-ending pull to check-in, document, capture, and broadcast ourselves.
Signature looks at the unique nature of our environment, our signature, and the marks we leave behind. Representing the remnants we leave on paper and throughout our lives, the phrase work is quirky and multi-directional. Emotion is set aside and replaced with clarity of movement, pattern, sequence and repetition. The work shows what we leave, a series of repeated sayings and doings, represented in physical form. Signature investigates the patterns that arise naturally from marks we consistently leave as we grow. A flexible work, this project can be performed in a variety of forms with a maximum of four dancers. Original score by Cale Hawkins.
This is No Waltz, acknowledges that behaving in an offensive, defensive or cooperative manner requires more than one person; that situations producing these behaviors are ones in which we are not alone and ones in which we are attempting to communicate. In This is No Waltz, as partnerships and teams, we are somewhere between the struggle of misunderstanding and the beauty of listening. Original score by Cale Hawkins.
This fun duet was specifically made for the circular theater and wide-ranging audience at the Built On Stilts Festival (Oak Bluffs, MA – Martha’s Vineyard). This playful sketch is roughly based on an actual experience with a stranger and mocks the reluctance we all sometimes have when it comes to sharing. Toying with the idea of “that’s mine” or “I got here/found that first”, the two performers engage in a mischievous and sprightly event involving a mysteriously appearing bowl of Skittles that resides on the middle seat.