Trophy 2016

Portrait 2016

Bro 2011

Body of Ideas 2015

photo: Taso Papadakis

photo: Steven Schrieber

In Body of Ideas, I am dancing with discarded rehearsal footage from the last five years of rehearsal processes -- experimenting with how time morphs and alters memories, emotions, and thoughts. Through an ongoing sequence of improvised performances, I am archiving the shifts that happen overtime to qualities, ability, and performance of self and tracking them in relation to major life changes.  ​

photo: Taso Papadakis

Kate Hutter and Kevin Williamson direct an evening of scored improvisation and dance theater in pinky swear and PS2. In these evening length dances, commissioned by LA Contemporary Dance Company, the casts navigate absurdities of everyday life through structured improvisations that reveal humor, wit, and total physical abandon. Being that this is a highly improvised performance, the experience changes each night and is influenced by the atmosphere the dancers and audience cultivate together. Eric Mason composes and performs music live.

This site-specific dance examines how dance and culture are exhibited as live performance in relationship to object art. The dance was made outside --quotidian gestures were source material and were placed in two dimensional frames based on the works of Piet Mondrian. Dancers shift from everyday clothes to theatrical costumes and perform to music by composer Pierre Boulez.  

photo: Donna Santisi

Masculinity and its markers inhabit this dance duet, performed by Nicholas Heitzeberg and myself. The ramped-up gestural vocabulary draws references from realms of unmitigated maleness, even as the one-on-one encounter shifts from aggression to fluidity.  The dance reveals aspects of identity that are unfixed.


Into the Fray is an evening length dance work co-choreographed by artistic director of LACDC Kate Hutter and fellow company members Genevieve Carson, Erik Speth and myself.  The work focuses on impacts -- where the interpersonal and the political meet in our daily lives.  It celebrates the will to move curiously and openly with the unknown. We each worked separately with a small group of dancers and then teamed up with a choreographic partner. Each pair then traded partners and finally all four choreographers came together as a team with LACDC’s ensemble of seventeen dancers.

Liminal Bust is an evening length dance for five performers. It grapples with states of unrest and ardor as a physical response to social media and gentrification.  In it we find a group of people waiting in a room full of clocks and chairs as they struggle to take action against their existential predicament - reading magazines, quoting movies, playing tetris with their chairs, and dancing out their boredom. The performers test each other, the audience, and themselves in this humorous dance about modernity.  

Into the Fray 2014

Pinky Swear 2007, PS2 2012

Still 2017

Sprial1 is an investigation of the physical and psychic potential of bodies as they propel from a fixed point outwardly in space.  I am interested in pathways, memories, and complex relationships as they evolve in relation to the present. Seven dancers spiral through the space - colliding, repeling, and circumventing one another. They experiment with altering the intention of their dancing, their focus, and the tactility of their approach to creating relationships. It's danced to Luc Ferrari's experimental score "Presque rien avec filles" and to music by Nicolas Jaar, Leafcutter John, and Fax.  

Inspired by research on internalized homophobia shared by men who grew up during the AIDS Crisis, this four-man cast seeks solace and liberation through physical excess.  They dance hard, spit, and partner with one another – slice their limbs through space violently one moment and sing Janet Jackson hits with irony and pathos the next.  Audiences are invited into a humorous, haunting, and cathartic portrait of an identity formed during a time of complex fears. Bay Area musical artist Jeepneys plays ringleader slamming old beats and found sound in a collage of audio-bytes and eclectic atmospheres.

photo: Taso Papadakis

Neanderthal versus Cyborg is a theatrical collaboration from movement artists Laurel Tentindo and Kevin Williamson. Reflecting both on modernity and modern dance, this genre-bending work is a sci-fi experiment where their two histories collide to reveal the absurd and vulnerable.  As the dance evolves, they grapple with conflicts of their different aesthetic inclinations and become responsible for making an intelligible piece out of them. Performed to an original score by composer Miguel Frasconi, the choreographers exploit one another in bizarre theatrical impulses, partnering, and improvised dance to challenge and make sense of their abstract predicament.


photo: Ryan Patterson

photo: Taso Papadakis

photo: Leo Garcia

In Excavating Gray, we find that “gray” is where the neurotic, turbulent, and desirous person is self-sanctioned by the need to organize their space and self. To resist the liberating potential of their bodies dynamic capabilities, each performer shifts between small, repetitive actions and violent outbursts. As events unfold, the performers propel everyday gestures into compulsions that are simultaneously chaotic and self soothing. 
Fruit is an evening length dance for five dancers. A wedding is disrupted as its participants channel perverse archetypes and alter iconic symbols of heteronormativity.  Audiences are invited to participate in a subversive jaunt with the work reaching a climactic sequence of ensemble dancing and partnering - followed by an imagined ritual where the performers discover new queer relationships to them selves and others. 

Fruit 2009

Still is an attempt to escape, to morph into something unidentifiable while stuck – both as a necessity today and with a deep desire to find renewal.   This seemingly impossible task is taken up through various movement modalities with dynamic microscopic shifts in comportment, time, energy, and space.

Neanderthal vs. Cyborg 2013

Liminal Bust 2011

Trophy is a dance portrait for three movement artists with performances by Barry Brannum, Jasmine Jawato, and Kevin Le.  Splintering fluid movements into still frames, they explore a gnawing pressure to exhibit success in their social mediatized lives. With an original score from experimental composer Jeepneys and atmospheric images by video artist Cari Ann Shim Sham, this evening length dance investigates tensions produced by a perpetual drive to achieve.

photo: Taso Papadakis

Excavating Gray 2008

dis.play.cement 2011

Portrait is a meditation with collaborator Erik Speth on our personal and private relationships with media.  It is a solo performance that takes places behind a scrim - where images  of the performer in real time are back projected. Audiences make decisions about how to watch the mediatized performance--looking at or through the scrim, or voyering through the foyer at the isolated dancer who interfaces with various cameras and computers.