I dance and make dances in an attempt to make sense of the world around me. I was a member of the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company, where I also taught and served as choreographic assistant to Bill. As a member of The Lyon Opera Ballet, I performed in works by William Forsythe, Stephen Petronio, Susan Marshall, Maguy Marin, and Angelin Preljocaj. Contact Improvisation, directed by Deborah Hay, and my training as a Feldenkrais practitioner has transformed my capacity as a mover and a maker. I recently left my faculty position of 14 years at UCSD, where I guided practices that question what dance is and can be. As a dancemaker, I am a collaborator. I’ve made dances with Anya Cloud, Karen Schaffman, Liam Clancy, Leslie Seiters, and Jess Humphrey. I’m questioning the politics that are emerging from my practices and creative research. Not by way in which the work itself represents, acts, or dances out a political situation, social injustice, or inequity, but by attempting to create a context in which the value system of the process, as well as the systemic structure of the work, is the actual, desired change. Queerness guides me.
Classes: Mixed Makers