the NiNe lives
Based on the short story, Nine Lives, by legendary Pacific Northwest sci-fi author Ursula K Le Guin, the NiNe lives is a work that follows the narrative and themes of the story exploring empathy, gender, interconnectedness, and disconnect through the medium of dance.
The Cafe is an exploration into dance constructs and the various judgements we hold on them. Pairing the pedestrian world with the world of fantasy created through dance, the work yields and pushes against judgement while exploring possibilities for connection.
The Midsummer is a dark reimagining of the classical story of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The work holds the purpose of exploring deeper themes and more intricate characters with the familiarity of a well-known story. Pairing ease with discomfort, The Midsummer is a work that plays with the effects a gentle pull can have on one’s comfort zone.
An excerpt of The Midsummer will be performed this year at Seattle International Dance Festival’s Spotlight on Seattle Now performance. More details here.
Alice:The Wonderland is the seed of an exploration into the story of Alice in Wonderland. Performed at Converge Dance Festival, this piece explores the concept of reality, narcissism, and taking one’s own perspective too seriously. The work plays with countering the heavy with the light-hearted in a playful interaction with the audience.