I love many things in life and moving is one of those things.
After I completed my undergraduate degree, I moved to London briefly to take classes with some of my favorite choreographers. While taking a workshop with Irene Hultman, former Trisha Brown Company dancer, I was able to talk with Irene about dancing in NYC. She recommended I visited main land Europe first to “sharpen my elbows”. I don’t really know what she meant by that, but I did take her advice.
Dancing in London was a good stop gap before going off to The Netherlands to study dance at the European Dance Development Center. I had a lot of fun learning about movement from many different independent choreographers. There were many opportunities to produce and perform my own work. I also discovered how much I enjoy lighting design and when not performing my own work, I designed and worked the lighting for many other students.
I moved to New York City to take classes with the Trisha Brown company where I received a scholarship. When September 11th happened in 2001, I decided it was time for me to begin my own dance company and Grove Dance Theater was born. I produced several shows, off off off broadway and managed to encourage a wide and varied audience to come see my dances. It was not long after that I met my husband and so our family began.
The pandemic of 2020 was a great time to reconnect with friends, teachers, dancers and prime movers from my dancing days. There were so many opportunities to dance once again and dancing is what I did. Many companies live streamed their shows. I have been able to see companies that I have not seen in a long while. Fortunately some of these companies still live stream some of their shows, and too have offered professional level classes where advanced level dancers are able to learn and share the choreography that is currently being worked. Fabulous.
So what’s next……………
Picture above is of Myself (left) and Monica Crowe rehearsing a piece choreographed by Monica called One and Many Parts.
10:00am - 11:00am EST
January Monday 15th 2024
Working with the primary connection. Moving with gravity. Using the support of the floor to move up. Marrying the introceptive and extroceptive. Including the head as a prime mover for stability and mobility. Directing expansive coordination. Moving with depth and discipline.