This is a blog about what it's like to find Contemporary Dance in a new community. I have lived, taught and danced in Minneapolis, Milwaukee, Miami, Chicago and now Washington D.C. As a teacher and performer I am always interested in finding out what people are interested in artistically and technically. Follow me as I discover Contemporary Dance performance, writing, critique and pedagogy in the various places I travel and teach. Aaaaand, I'm sure I'll let you know what I'm up to too.
Join me, Dance Metro DC's 2016 Presentation Grant awardee, for this fascinating concert featuring a cast chalk-full of the DMV's most innovative dance-makers.
Sopoci Drake uses astrophysical phenomena as inspiration for this human experiment in movement. Black holes become the backdrop for human decision-making, the orbits of celestial bodies mirror intimate relationships, and the collision of galaxies give us a reflection of the movements of humans across cities and countries. Set choreography and improvisational scores are used to study the effects of flow on both the mover and the observer. Watch art and physics collide in this critically acclaimed work described as "seductive, lovely, inhuman" (ExpressMilwaukee.com) with Sopoci Drake's signature "decisive and controlled vocabulary" (MilwaukeeMag.com).