Bound in process: unraveling the narrative

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Every time we rehearse Bound, I uncover more layers of this girl I am trying to bring to life. It’s like chipping away at a person who I am both creating and discovering, as though she exists both in my mind and separately from my mind, as an eternal figure in this perpetual drama. A limbo of narrative.

Kelli Youngmad in rehearsal for her solo

Honoring the individual: Developing the solo artist.

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About a month ago, Kelli Youngman- a senior at the Fordham/Ailey BFA Program in New York City- performed a solo that we choreographed in collaboration with the dancers of YSDT for the Fordham/Ailey BFA Senior Solo Concert.  This was my fifth senior solo commissioned by students of the Ailey/Fordham BFA program in the past five