Choreographic Explorations, July 2014

I am currently out of New York City, creating a new dance entitled "ITOKAGA" for the Peter London Global Dance Company in Miami, Florida.  I am enjoying the beautiful weather although sometimes the heat is too much to handle.  I am a native of Florida so I am also cherishing the time I get to spend with my friends and relatives.

I would like to share some more work by ZEST COLLECTIVE Contemporary Performance Art.  Check out two videos showcasing some of the things I discovered alongside the #zestbugs this summer following our performances at the Harlem Book Fair and the Harlem Arts Festival.  I had a wonderful time directing the dancers in the studio and look forward to seeing them again when I return to New York City in the middle of September.

Tune in to a choreographic collaboration between myself and Dance Artist Umi Akiyoshi along with students from Hassan Blandford's FIRST TO FIFTH dance summer intensive (2014).  

"TALK ABOUT A CHILE" is a work created from abstracted compositional exercises.

Most of the material was originally devised through collaborative aid with my composition students at FIRST TO FIFTH.  I filmed them throughout the summer days.  Through a thorough abstraction process I began landscaping material with clippings of movement sequences to present to Umi.  The final product is an expansion of a digital collage, composed of snippets of “innocent” movement developed by students between the ages of 11 and 16.