Each process, I’m reminded that a power of dance is that we never really know who is in charge of it anyway. Collective actions dissolve the lines between generative and interpretive, between choreographer and dancer, between sensing and doing. It is a dissemination of efforts and empathy reminiscent of choreographer Maguy Marin’s words, "Dance reminds us that we are owners of nothing."
When I dance, I experience a sudden distance from my body and can see another person there. What seems to be a purely aesthetic investigation becomes so many other things. I can feel the flux inside of me, in relation to the flux outside of myself.
I value how making dances together illuminates how we each come to words, space, and time differently. I am interested in feeling how cultures and ideas manifest differently in movement and materials, and through interstitial understandings of time and causation.
I believe that we come to know ourselves through each other. Our ways of empathy, labor, and knowledge disseminate. We connect, not as a great mass, but through the flow of thinking actions. We are bodies that matter in excess of ourselves.