ABOUT

Photo by Mitchell Murdock

Photo by Mitchell Murdock

 

 

I am a multidisciplinary performing artist, organizer and teacher based in NYC, with a formal background in dance, theater, and video. My performance work pivots between the contexts of dance and performance art, often involving installation and video. I view the choreographic as an unattainable pathway where the performer navigates boundaries, creating friction between the premeditated and the spontaneous. I am dedicated to creating work from both formal and content based interests, deeply researching the necessities and functions within performative scores and actions.

 

Within my work, the personal serves as a platform for the political. My practice investigates the dangerous and functional role of value systems in relationship to social choreography (the choreography of systems - economies, isms, government's, gender... etc.) mutating systems through performance, movement, improvisation, action, pursuing alternative possibilities for cohabitating space. Performing my work is to navigate through a psychedelic constellation of scores. Thrust between the internal experience and external reality(?), it is negotiating what, why, how, and when we perform while performing scores that catapult the performer into intentional confusion and discomfort. My work pursues an altered inhabitancy of the the good/bad spectrum to liberate the governed body. Investigating a body possessed by cultural debris, overloaded with the invisible everyday and it's social, global, and personal ingestions, reckoning with itself in a purging state, consuming and breaking apart. The multiple body in exorcism.

I am based in Brooklyn NY,  and have taught and shown work nationally and internationally, most recently  at Huerto Roma Verde (MX City), the Center for Performance Research (NYC), Human Resources (LA), Encuentro (Lima), UV Estudios (Buenos Aires), the Pillsbury House (Minneapolis), Movement Research at the Judson Church (NYC), and el Museo del Arte Contemporáneo (Lima). I have collaborated as a dancer performed in works by Kathy Westwater, Luciana Achugar, Catherine Galasso, Andy de Grout, Eddie Peake, Simone Forti, Steve Paxton, and as a video designer for Pepper Fajans and Antonio Ramos.