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.

Honoring the Individual Character

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It has often occurred to me that the combination of being heavily enamored with both dance and writing is seemingly incongruent. One art form is physical, (usually) non-verbal and requires collaboration with others to some degree; the latter is fairly sedentary and certainly solitary.

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

Roseland Performing Arts Center

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On Saturday, April 2, YSDT members Zoe Rabinowitz and Sara Genoves-Sylvan taught two masterclasses at the Roseland Performing Arts Center in West Caldwell, NJ. Introducing modern dance and improvisation concepts to students trained primarily in ballet can be challenging- but also rewarding! Watch below as Sara coaches this group of 10-16 year olds in the

Katie’s thoughts

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What happens when it is hard to see subtle dynamics, to determine the desired speed? What happens without the tool of a soft touch? What happens when one person is confined to a room and you are in another?