I engage with process as a means of discovering rather than dictating a dance. This practice creates a history that is evident when viewing my dances. I foster the logic that choreography is not a representation of pre-existing ideas, but a form with a system of information with its own properties. And thus, I utilize a collaborative process as a starting point for exploration that is not in search of a specific narrative.
Photo by Jessie Young
I always start from movement. This allows a premise to emerge and for the content and structure of the dance to evolve from the people with whom I am working. I facilitate and guide dancers without imposing any of my specific movement, so that the final work reveals their inner characters, peels away at the surface layers, and becomes personally explicit.