My work as a choreographer includes live performance on traditional
and non-traditional stages, choreography for videodance and
animation projects, and choreography for telematic performance.
Between 1998 and 2002 I presented 57 new dance works, (22
of which were created within in 2002). Twenty-five of the
57 works were multimedia performances using digital video,
sensors or motion capture technology and 14 were commissioned.
My choreography was presented in six states (California, New
York, New Jersey, Texas, Arizona and Iowa) and in ten other
countries (Brazil, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Germany, Romania,
Korea, Holland, England, China and Canada).
see my work as a dancer.
Choreographer refers to work that is created for live dance
to be performed in a theatre, outdoor space, or installation. My
process often involves improvisation methods to perform myself or
for other performers. Some examples:
York Concert (2002) commissioned work from six composers developed
over an intensive three-day period.
inspired by observations of animals; paws
sticking out in prey.
in Waiting dedicated to those looking for significant person;
someone with you all the time, but not physically present.
Looking Back (2003)
Invisible Cities (2004)
Active Space: Interactive Videodance (2004)
Choreography for Video/Animation
- dance that is created for projection or developed through the use
of technology - such as recording a dance through the use of motion
capture system, digital video or sensing devices to be integrated
with live performance.
Walls commissioned work with interactive sound and computer
Therapy a satirical comment on media
as surrogate therapist.
Project developed in collaboration with
five female artists, use of motion capture technology and resulted
in a interactive performance with virtual a virtual dancing partner.
commissioned work as the
recipient of the Ida and Cecil Green Honors Professor Award (2000)
at Texas Christian University, Department of Ballet and Modern Dance.
of Passage (videodance) (2003)
Choreographer for Telematic Performance
- involves the use of video with live performance and is simultaneously
presented at two or more remote locations. Recent work includes
"distributed choreography" through Internet 2.
to technical diagram
of performance in 2002.
of Aeneas: Fixed Not (2002)
of Sorrow, Songs of Hope commemorating the September 11, 2001
tragedy, conducted in real-time in New York and California.
Stories served as a model for further explorations in structuring
evolving multimedia work since 1997, including Internet collaborations.