Choreographer Jess Curtis’ new work “(in)Visible” seeks to dislocate vision from the center of the experience of dance. He and his collaborators Sophia Neises and Tiffany Taylor discuss how the piece is functionally and artistically accessible for people with vision impairments.
Yayoi Kambara, a contemporary choreographer in the Bay Area, discusses her upcoming piece, “Shikataganai,” which translates from Japanese to English as “that which cannot be helped.” The piece explores the profound cultural change she’s experienced in the Bay Area over the past decade.
Parvathy Baul, one of the most recognized woman Baul practitioners in the world, describes how Baul functions as both a contemporary and traditional form, and the challenges Baul faces in the modern world.
The Post Natyam Collective – a transnational, web-based coalition comprised of Sandra Chatterjee, Cynthia Ling Lee, and Shyamala Moorty – shares more about their long-distance process, as well as some of the motifs and queries within their work.
After recently being appointed director of the National Dance Institute of New Mexico’s Hiland Theater in Albuquerque, Steven Melendez shares his goals in his new position, as well as how his past uniquely informs his ability to connect to his students, especially those who are underserved.