encircle

This dance for a cast of 9 women uses the music of Zoe Keating, a solo cellist who loops and overlaps her singular instrument through digital recording and play back to create a fuller sound and range of rhythms and dynamics. This led me to work with the idea of overlapping circles with the movement. The idea of circles also reminded me of community, so I played with the idea of how groups of people come together for a more singular or conjoined sense of purpose. I asked dancers to improvise movement based on their relationships with women in their family and their female friends. These phrases were used in the opening of the dance and built upon throughout along with phrases I created and manipulated in rehearsal.
 

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