I make dance that investigates the pathways between injustice and suffering and hope, community, and healing. My aim is to engage the audience and performers in the dialogue of praxis, reflecting upon the world we live in and then taking action to transform it. Over the last four years, my work has come to be based in this process. My work begins as a mind-body reflection on the world as it is and the world as it might be. The dance, to me, is the action of creating, even if only for a moment, the transformation that we hope to create in the world.
My work invites everyone – performers and audience members – to engage in praxis. By focusing on experience and body-memories as the basis for movement creation and dance-building, my dances resonate with “the real world” while allowing performers and audience members to engage with the possibilities they create for change.
I believe that dance is for everyone and that the act of dancing is an act of rebellion against injustice. I believe that dance should matter. For this reason, my work challenges notions about who is allowed to dance, what dance looks like, and the themes that can be danced. Dance should serve the community, locally and globally, as a process of liberation and hope. My desire is that my work can be a catalyst that will initiate actions for change within the communities they were designed to serve. My hope is that the dance will be larger than anyone one person, group, or purpose – in short, dance can change us.