movement artist, researcher, collaborater
Fine Print: A Series of Lecture Demonstrations on Student Loan Debt
Sound: metronome, spoken text (loan term definitions)
25 dancers, one instructor, charts, Sharpie, chalk
A dance video in three parts which probes the absurdity of student loan agreements through precise choreography, carefully-chosen locations and the almost indecipherable linguistics of loan contracts themselves. The videos were filmed on location in NYC in a gym, a public high school art room, and on the streets of the financial district. Created for the artist collective, BFAMFAPhD.
Take a Number
Sound: ambient street noise, conversations
Nine performers, the NYC populace, magnetic computer tape, video camera, and the demographics of NYC depicted in number, maps, and bar charts.
A live statistical-literacy adventure across 14th Street in which roaming performers engage with the public, discussing the data and numbers that make New York City a diverse and dynamic metropolis.
Produced by Art in Odd Places
Salt Lake, a New Ballet in 3 Acts
Sound: Recorded music (Jello Slave), live music (Jason Crigler on bass guitar, Michelle on cello), spoken text (Shakespeare sonnet)
One actor, 4 ballerinas, a film by Trent Harris, salt (fleur de sel, rock salt, kosher salt, Morton Salt and a salt lick)
A story ballet/performance art mashup in which salt becomes a metaphor for desire and passion. Fleur de Sel stars as a salt obsessive visited by salt nymphs as she negotiates the fallout of bliss, desire and despair.
Costumes by Fritz Matsen