The driving force behind my practice is to materialize embodiment. I am interested in making meaning from the body as an agent in the world to remind us of the world's liveliness. I have always been fascinated by the moments when bodies integrate with an energizing and tangible sensibility, balancing essence and physicality. I craft the body in its environment using negative spatial patterns, flirting with architecture through tangled and tactile connections of the flesh. This physicality is built upon playful exploration, invention, and inquisitiveness, making powerful and effective content-driven work. I de-construct themes using semiotic theory to stretch the relationship between body and storytelling, interchanging narrative, non-narrative, poetic, and abstract tones to create a listening atmosphere for the speaking body.
My process with performers is intimate. Together we look for the depth in moments to draw out somatic manifestations and discover a breadth of bodily intelligence to develop character and form. For the curious spectator, I texturize and layer performative clues to produce a contemplative and restless sense of being in the work.
My aesthetic choices are grounded in improvisational notions: agency, self-awareness, choice, and community, blending with a pedagogical practice that values self-efficacy and collaborative means for developing relationships. Within this context, my current work looks at tension and resonance between the body, space, and environment to expose hidden contexts embedded in social landscapes.