On May 29th I'll be presenting a new work at Marcia Monroe's curated showcase "Crossing Boundaries" at Dixon Place. I'm working with dancers Rainy Demerson and Jennifer Donello, musician, singer and dancer Michele "Buffy" Drysdale, and musicians and vocalists Neg Mawon and Yatande Boko who I have had the privilege to work with for close to 10 years now. I'm exploring the meaning held within and projected onto the folkloric skirt that is integral to sacred ceremony and folkloric representations of the female lwa and orishas of Haitian Vodou and Cuban Yoruba traditions. The piece reflects my ongoing investigation into the meeting of contemporary approaches to choreography, composition, movement, improvisation, tradition, folklore, and experience.
"Crossing Boundaries," May 29th 7:30pm at Dixon Place, 161A Chrystie Street (btwn Rivington and Delancey) in the lower east side of Manhattan. Tickets $12 advance/$15 at the door. The Dixon Place Lounge is open before, during, and after the show. Proceeds directly support Dixon Place's artists and mission. The creation of this piece is supported by a Faculty Development Grant from Christopher Newport University.