Photo of "Losing your Marbles: Befriending Forgetting"
My choreography and creative process centers around the diverse experiences and knowledge that comes from disability identity and culture. I embody Disability Studies, Affect Theory, Aging Studies, and Queer and Crip theory within my choreography to explore the implications of these theories in the body. Although specific, Disability Studies is broadly interdisciplinary and collaborative. It questions the normative, independent, and productive and asks dance makers to broaden their aesthetics, collaborations, and ideas about dance. My definition of disability includes both “non-apparent” (mental, emotional, spiritual, and learning disabilities) and “apparent” (read on or in the body) disabilities and structures the way I think about choreographing, teaching, and being.
Interested in multimedia, interdisciplinary, and collaborative work to add depth to content, and as a way to capture what I call a disability centered methodology. This methodology focuses on interdependence, shifting and renegotiating time, and an examination of ableism within the field of dance.
Please click on the images below to learn more about my recent work and collaborative projects.
Header image by Bailey Anderson, a sketch of creative practice.