Thinking about Iowa

If you’re curious about working with other dance artists that value somatic education, collaboration, and inventive ways of thinking about dance artistry and education…I highly recommend Jane Hawley’s Movement Fundamentals Coalescence in Decorah, IA. I’ve gone the past two years, and I’m sad I won’t make it this year. (Don’t worry…I’m quite glad I’ll beContinue reading “Thinking about Iowa”

Quote of the day!

One of my Dance in World Cultures students used a great quote at the end of her paper. Bonus points! “Dance, when you’re broken open. Dance, if you’ve torn the bandage off. Dance in the middle of the fighting. Dance in your blood. Dance when you’re perfectly free.” ― Rumi


This week the company I co-direct, Big Rig Dance Collective, is performing our work Grit at a symposium on Gender Equity through Dance. We’ll be discussing how we see gender roles appear (or not) in our dance making methods derived from post modern dance and Contact Improvisation. In preparation for performing to this piece, IContinue reading “Grit”

Why I Love CI

Below is one of my favorite posts from my last Blog, Make Dance Here. Today begins one of my favorite weekends in the year: the Texas Dance Improvisation Festival. It’s a grassroots festival that was started in 2009 by Jordan Fuchs and Sarah Gamblin, both professors at Texas Woman’s University. Throughout the weekend, there are a numberContinue reading “Why I Love CI”