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bodies moving in (between) space and time
choreography, artistic direction
2022
this spring, i am curating an experimental, iterative, co-creative dance performance at the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum in St. Louis, as part of their inaugural event Kemper Live: Here and Now.

the performance series centers around the museum’s current exhibit A Sound, a Signal, the Circus by artist Nicole Miller.

exploring themes of expressive articulation, liminality and ephemerality, layered and fluid motion, and rehearsal-as-performance, five queer and mixed-race dance artists will create and present a series of three, seven-minute compositions.



together we consider:

what does it mean to move in and through the here and now, with/in queer and mixed race bodies?

what does it mean to perform with/in ambiguous contexts and conditions?


object(ification) of (my) desire
performance, choreography
2022
this solo choreography and performance explores performativity, desire, cyclicality, and the (un)certainty of change. this work is informed by movement research with Sara Ahmed’s Queer Phenomenology



through this work, i explore my (re)orientation towards and around objects -- a vase of flowers, individual flower stems and petals, a mirror, tubes of lipstick, a bench -- as well as the audience surrounding me -- as markers of sexuality, desire, and (be)longing. i explore what it means to generate power and possibility within breakdown and within change -- to relationships, to plans, and to perception.


to be so alone in the night
movement research
2022

embodied explorations in the midst of crisis



title is a lyric from the track:
Turned Out I Was Everyone by SASAMI


notes on a practice in listening
choreography
2022

this choreographic work, produced in collaboration with performing artists, is an exploration of miss(understoo)d communication, feedback loops, and what we do(n’t) always show others.

we consider: what are the things we think, but hesitate to say out loud? what are the parts of ourselves we know, but hesitate to show? under what conditions are we most open to the communication streams we desire?



this work was produced in a 24 hour period (in 12 working hours) during Dance24, a choreography festival hosted by Resilience Dance Company.


dreams (we) held
movement research
2022

we held dreams
and then things changed

dreams held us
until they didn’t anymore



and i’d have told you
performance
2021

in this performance, i continue investigations into vulnerability, in/visibility, and iteration. what does it mean to be seen? what is the distance between allowing oneself to be seen and truly being seen?

premiered at SEEN: STL, hosted by Resilience Dance Company, in december 2021.




Resilience
performance
2021

i performed as a freelance/guest artist with the Modern American Dance Company (MADCO) in St. Louis for the premiere of Resilience. The original premiere of Resilience, set for spring 2020, was halted by the first COVID-19 lockdown. The November 2021 performance was MADCO’s first return to stage with a live audience. 


images courtesy of Shy Vision Photography

i performed in the works of Artistic Director Belicia Beck, Education Director Darrell Hyche II, and former company member Natalie Williams, as well as a work by Carl Flink, Founder and Director of the Minneapolis-based Black Label Movement


 images courtesy of Shy Vision Photography


fragmented dreamscapes
performance
2021

performance for sports medicine training center summer residency in st louis, mo.

choreographed by Josiah Gunderson.



y(o)u_see(n)m(e)
movement research
2021

as a queer, mixed race artist, i am often interested in exploring themes of identity, belonging, and visibility.

in this exploration, i play with time, language, and gesture to make meaning of what it means to see and to seem seen.


The Blue Zone
performance
2019

i performed in Consuming Kinetics Dance Company’s fall production as a company artist.






Bauhaus Interactive Performance @ St. Louis Art Museum
performance
2019

as an artist with Consuming Kinetics Dance Company i was part of an interactive performance with St. Louis Art Museum.




in this SLAM Underground performance, five dancers performed works inspired by Bauhaus artist Oskar Schlemmer’s Triadic Ballet. 

Bloom
performance
2019

i performed in Consuming Kinetics Dance Company’s spring production as a company artist.


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