Hello everyone! Welcome to the platform I will be using to spill many thoughts, questions, and ideas into the universe. As part of my participation in the Momentum: Choreographic Mentorship, this blog will serve as an online journal and window into my mind as I move along this journey of creating a solo work.
If you don’t know me, my name is Rachel. I am a young, aspiring dance artist yearning to create, share, and exercise my voice. I graduated from the University of South Florida in 2017 with a BFA in Dance and a minor in Psychology. I am currently performing with Sarasota Contemporary Dance, the most wonderful, welcoming, gracious community of artists to be a part of. I have a growing interest in dance film and am always curious about human relationships, interactions, and reactions. In my creative process, I value conversation very much; the thoughts and opinions of others are always welcome. If you feel led to share any connections to the ideas I am writing about, I would love to hear your words; you can send them over to firstname.lastname@example.org
I’m not too sure in which direction I would like to take this work, but that’s what this journey is all about. I look forward to diving deeper into my thoughts and invite you along with me, in any capacity that may be.
A look into my current thoughts:
To create a solo around the ideas of attachment and/or detachment.
Background: I created and performed a work for Sarasota Contemporary Dance, entitled “atta-chm-en-t”, in December of 2018 as part of “Voices of SCD”. This mainstage show, dedicated to showcasing rising choreographers, was a privilege to be a part of and started an itch for creating more. “atta-chm-en-t” was a solo exploring the physicalization of attachment and detachment along with the shifts, changes, and transitions that occur in between. My new, in process work is something, I believe, to be an extension of “atta-chm-en-t”. A part 2, perhaps?
Don’t trade your authenticity for approval.