Friday, October 16, 2009
I am attempting to explore the relationships between mothers, daughters, and grandmothers through movement. I got the idea on a camping trip this past summer. I was camping with my fiancés family, which expands three healthy generations of women. I guess knowing I would become a part of that family soon made me notice the family’s interactions and think more about a woman’s role in the family. In just a few years the daughters will become mothers, making the mothers grandmothers and so on. It is such a quick step up but those three generations will always exist even as we move through them.
I am also experimenting with Merce Cunnginham technique, both movement and choreographic. I appreciate his emphasis on movement and taking chances. As a dancer I get more involved in dances that use me in the choreographic process. I feel like I can invest more of myself into the dance and choreographer. I want the same from my dancers. I want to use their ideas and let movement come by surprise.
We will see how it goes!
Photo: Prem Ananda