So after much back and forth action, I decided to plug forward and present a brief solo at The Hatch to be performed today!
My hesitations were mostly due to wearing myself too thin and mere procrastination of propelling my choreography further, although the latter was much harder to admit to myself. Since procrastination and a jam-packed schedule never stopped me in the past, I really have no reason not to do it. (Particularly, because pulling out from the performance would cost me $100!) I’ve been having a tough time working in the studio on a solo for myself with no set of outside eyes on it so I gratefully recruited my friend Kate Griffler, dancer/choreographer/producer extraordinaire, to be my lovely canvas (you can see her work as part of the Reverb festival where she curates and choreographs).
I choreographed some of this movement prior – some of it originates from the 60×60 choreographic festival, which morphed into the collaboration with the International Street Cannibals (a duet with the always fabulous Rebecca Rainey), which soon morphed into a group piece for my residency at the Fine and Performing Arts Center in Howell, HS. All this material has been slowly developing into this solo work. I chose the melodic music of Michael Galasso’s Scene IV which ideally leads into a group piece I choreographed while at college, Naked Branches, to another track on his same album. Ideally, after I stitch this solo together I would love to recreate the group piece and perform them both as a larger work. Perhaps even create more solos for different tracks from the album for all my friends and create a full program! Ohhh getting ahead of myself like usual. Time will tell…
Today is performance day so come down to the Hatch for an 8pm show to catch this world premiere! Very official, haha.
Stay tuned for some video footage of rehearsals and the performance. I’m a little slow on the technical, editing aspect!