My work functions as a social commentary about performative aspects of the human psyche. I’m interested in what happens when we multitask, how we deal with split attention and what identities emerge from these actions.
My solo work involves ‘working the crowd’, the difficulty and desire to be entertaining, and the lack of attention and empathy we place upon the individual. I delegate work to members of the audience so that, you too, are making intellectual and corporeal choices.
i love you in real time (2018)
Length: 9 minutes
Description: ily in real time is a meditation on deconstructing and reconstructing boundaries with you. I am in your space. I am depending on you. I utilize a narrative of the present to solicit interaction with you/y’all. Then I dance because, you know, you gotta.
Premiered: Ruckus Dance: KnockOut at Performance Garage, Sep 2018
Work in progress showings: Lion’s Jaw Dance Festival - The Thing, Oct 2017; Tiny/Short: A Drop in the Bucket at the Dance Complex, Oct 2017
temporary vacancy (2016)
Length: 15-20 minutes
Description: It’s basically a staged mental breakdown. I haven’t done it in awhile. I’m waiting for my hair to grow back. I made it at a very strange time in my life. There’s an attempt at virtuosic jazz dancing, blaming you, and a dance about trying to destroy your vessel. There’s singing somewhere in there as well.
Premiered: Catalysts at the Dance Complex, Feb 2016
ways of rendering a man blind (2015)
Length: 15-20 minutes
Description: I try and tell you this one story about when my mother took my brother and me to a roller rink, and I do it terribly every time. Memory, you know? I call for volunteers and we have either an incredibly awkward time or a really good thing gets going. The work, generally, is about nakedness, ego, and getting to know people without a grace period.
Premiered: NACHMO Boston at Green Street Studios, January 2015
Performed: Baby’s First Show, April 2018; Ruckus Dance at College of the Holy Cross, Mar 2018; Catalysts at the Dance Complex - Guest Artist, Feb 2018; WIP Showing produced by Heather Stewart at Boston Center for the Arts, Nov 2017
Length: 10 minutes
Description: One line of material corresponds to text spoken by David Glista, Maggie Foster, Carlee Travis, and myself. The recorded voices were rearranged and distorted by Nate Tucker. The shift of inflection, from one speaker to another, changes the order of the actions and effort assigned to them. This work was a result of processing content from two Liberal Arts courses taught by Carlee Travis: Masculine Imaginations of the American & Artifice and the Popular Virtuoso.
Premiered: Somerville ArtBeat: Four Dance Shorts, July 2014
Come As You Are (2010)
Length: 3 minutes
Description: A short and simple solo to a list of “c” words I recorded as a freshman in college. The first solo I ever made.
Premiered: Spring Works at the Boston Conservatory at Berklee, April 2011
Performed: ACDFA New England Conference Gala Performance at Conn College, Feb 2012