RELICS: RETURNTO CLAY (2019)
psychopomp dance Theater’s first evening length work , this piece is Inspired by the archaic myth of the Great Flood that spans both culture and religion. Psychopomp brings together five artists in a ruthless landscape that are presented with the opportunity to remake their mindless and brutal society.
Does this opportunity to forge a new reality make a difference?
WYRD: RAW (2018)
WYRD: RAW breaks down the many layers that surrounds feminine and masculine roles that exist within religion and tradition. Focusing on the ritualism and inherent beauty found in male and female bodies moving together, the dancers create sacred and powerful connections that give rise to the transcendent qualities within each of us.
This piece was commissioned by RAW Artists LOS Angeles for their DTLA Performance in September 2018.
wyrd focuses on the power, pain and delicacy that resides in the primal and spiritual aspects of womanhood. This trio of three power women explores these topics through high risk, athletic and emotional movement. How do women negotiate the inner strength that comes from the pain we experience and learn to appreciate and take control of that power? Highlighted as “the most memorable work of the night” in the Synthesis v festival 2018.
Desperantium takes its inspiration from Auguste Rodin’s work The Gates of Hell. The choreographic material is drawn from the intricately beautiful body shapes of both the male and female figures, the exhibition of raw human emotion and the backstory of Dante’s Inferno. Rather than a specific story, the work creates a landscape for the dancers and the audience to confront their relationships not only with one another but with their own spirituality and mortality.
This piece was commissioned by Highways Performance Space for their 2018 New Shoes Series.
From The Great Above to the Great Below (2016)
From The Great Above to the Great Below is a piece based on joeseph CAMPBELL'S THE HERO'S JOURNEY AS WELL AS THE TALE OF INNANA. This piece tells the story of three women who take on a challenging journey to a rite of initiation through the application of gold paint to their bodies, weaving and intermingled partnering and weight sharing as well as sweepingly powerful movements that explode across the space.
Nefesh | Ruach | Neshamah was created around specific scenic, lighting and costume design choices. the movement was generated from working with long billowing skirts, huge panels of white fabric hanging down in the space. These white diaphanous panels of fabric are evocative of the separation of realities and reference the allegory of the Plato’s cave, as the dancers are both real and visible at times, and mere shadows in other moments. This piece is set in an otherworldly space, where the dancers explore a new landscape and new relationships with one another.