choreography

Dance Moves to Tone your Arms, Shoulders, and Back

4 moves that will sculpt your upper body – no weights or props needed!

“You Must Believe In Spring”

“You Must Believe in Spring” is a piece that stemmed from a concept Mario Spinetti (the musical genius on vocals and keyboard here…) brought to me to bring to life with movement. It expresses what it’s like to feel alone and depressed, like there’s no way out, and then the complete opposite side of that coin – what it’s like to be around others who help you see the light. It’s amazing how being close to others and feeling supported can make all the difference in the world in terms of perspective.

 

There’s always a way out of darkness, but sometimes we just can’t see.

 

I’m so very grateful also to Rocco Contini who brought this vision to life with his videography talents. Collaboration is a beautiful thing! Thank you!!

“You Must Believe In Spring”

I am collaborating with dear friend and vocalist extraordinaire, Mario Spinetti. He came to me with a concept for a dance film and here’s my work-in-progress that starts to bring his vision to life with movement.

I’m feeling a bit vulnerable and scared to share something that isn’t a finished product or performance, but alas, choosing to do as I preach and go towards my scary place rather than shy away from it!

Check out more gems from Mario here on Facebook. And I must mention, he is an extraordinary vocal coach – which is how I was blessed enough to meet him in the first place!

The Hatch, a choreographic baby born…

So after much back and forth action, I decided to plug forward and present a brief solo at The Hatch to be performed today!

My hesitations were mostly due to wearing myself too thin and mere procrastination of propelling my choreography further, although the latter was much harder to admit to myself.  Since procrastination and a jam-packed schedule never stopped me in the past, I really have no reason not to do it.  (Particularly, because pulling out from the performance would cost me $100!)  I’ve been having a tough time working in the studio on a solo for myself with no set of outside eyes on it so I gratefully recruited my friend Kate Griffler, dancer/choreographer/producer extraordinaire, to be my lovely canvas (you can see her work as part of the Reverb festival where she curates and choreographs).

I choreographed some of this movement prior – some of it originates from the 60×60 choreographic festival, which morphed into the collaboration with the International Street Cannibals (a duet with the always fabulous Rebecca Rainey), which soon morphed into a group piece for my residency at the Fine and Performing Arts Center in Howell, HS.  All this material has been slowly developing into this solo work.  I chose the melodic music of Michael Galasso’s Scene IV which ideally leads into a group piece I choreographed while at college, Naked Branches, to another track on his same album.  Ideally, after I stitch this solo together I would love to recreate the group piece and perform them both as a larger work.  Perhaps even create more solos for different tracks from the album for all my friends and create a full program! Ohhh getting ahead of myself like usual.  Time will tell…

Today is performance day so come down to the Hatch for an 8pm show to catch this world premiere! Very official, haha.

Stay tuned for some video footage of rehearsals and the performance.  I’m a little slow on the technical, editing aspect!