Videos

Friday, December 6th, 2013 @ 1:30PM

Eve Dance #1

In placing the Eve character(s) into Quis Custodiet my goal was to give the audience a character that they could relate to because they already knew the core aspects of that character’s story. So we didn’t retell the parts of the eve story that everyone knows, instead, we placed Eve into the 1950′s, and asked her whether or not — a la Julian Assange — information is dangerous. Around every notion of power there are embedded hierarchies of who gets to know what, and as I dug into the Eve character I ended up finding some gendered responses to what Eve was not allowed to know certain things. Looking forward past 9/11, in terms of my motivation for creating Quis, the idea was to encourage inquiry into some of the concepts behind malevolent post-9/11 national/international policy.

Friday, December 6th, 2013 @ 1:24PM

Burden of Command dance #1 excerpt

Here is an excerpt from the first Burden of Command dance.

The Quis narrative loosely followed the story of Eve, into the story of Cain, into the story of a third character – ‘the leader’. The leader is the responsible party, and the leader was presented directly, and as embodied by multiple company members. Here is an excerpt from one of the Burden of Command dances…. because the road looks different behind the wheel of the car.

Friday, December 6th, 2013 @ 1:22PM

Burden of Command dance #2 excerpt

The Quis narrative loosely followed the story of Eve, into the story of Cain, into the story of a third character – ‘the leader’. The leader is the responsible party, and the leader was presented directly, and as embodied by multiple company members. Here is an excerpt from one of the Burden of Command dances…. because the road looks different behind the wheel of the car.

Thursday, September 27th, 2012 @ 7:10PM

Everyone’s a Winner – rehearsal video

This is a video we shot while rehearsing in August at Joy of Motion dance center in Friendship Heights. The company owes thanks to Joy for providing us discounted rehearsal space for this rehearsal period. Thanks Joy!

Pictured in this video are Susan Steinman, Michelle Maleh, Caroline Yost.

Thursday, September 27th, 2012 @ 7:05PM

Talks To Angels – rehearsal run

This is a video of Michelle Maleh, rehearsing her role in the dance “talk to angels”.

It’s a really fine line between explaining choreography, and trying to cram one’s own understanding down a viewer’s throat. Rather then discuss my intention with the dance… hope you enjoy it.