Photo courtesy of J Chen Project

Happy October newsletter! There are fun events, performances, and classes on the horizon with Spark Movement Collective, J Chen Project, Harvard Ballet Company, and much more.

Photo by Chelsea Koenig

Tonight at 7:15pm come to Gibney Dance to get a sneak peek into Spark Movement Collective! Spark celebrates TEN years and we are cooking up a diverse program! Light fare and drinks too!! Click below to reserve your seat.

RSVP to Behind the Scenes 10/10 7:15 PM

I partnered with composer Ryan Wolfe for my creation, "Untitled Home", for Spark Movement Collective. I knew I wanted this piece to explore aspects of home, how we construct sensations about the homes we grew up in, and how those memories are distilled in our minds as individuals and as a collective. I felt that Ryan’s detailed and textured sound would pair nicely with this concept. Ryan has the ability to be simultaneously sensitive and powerful in his music, which is something I also see in the Spark dancers. This new work will premiere November 8th and 9th, and I will also be performing in the show!

Spark Movement Collective 11/8 & 11/9

Photos by Mira Cook, Rachel Woods-Oshiro, & Ty Lyons Graynor

October Classes:

Just a few weeks ago I traveled to Boston to create a work for Harvard Ballet Company. I was so grateful to work with four talented dancers who learned everything in one weekend! I choreographed with music by my long time friend and creative partner Catherine Davis. These dancers will bring this piece to life October 18–20.

I have been in the studio and falling in love with the dancers of J Chen Project! After winning the Core Choreography Competition this summer, I am delighted to create for this company directed by Jessica Chen. I have been collaborating with composer Grace Villamil, and she is creating an intricate and unique score that is deeply inspiring to me. This work explores rituals small and large, and the ways they can alter and change our lives. The ideas originate from gestural movements, but as we collaborate those movements will become stretched, altered, and dissected as a way to uncover and discover more. Come experience the premier on Saturday November 2nd at Alvin Ailey Citigroup Theater.

Buy Tickets for J Chen Project 11/2