As part of the Emerge choreography process, Emily Hefley and Jay Rapp came up with some exercises for us to do… to kind of get our creative juices flowing. Here’s an example of one that we had to do last fall: Here is your Emerge Activity #2. Observe a body in space for 10 minutes. … Continue reading Emerge Choreography Activity #1
Project: Motion is having a fundraiser! It’s this Friday from 6:00-9:00pm at the super cool EmergeMemphis building at 516 Tennessee Street. The event is titled “Forward Motion: The Dance Stimulus Project” and will feature appetizers by three fabulous local chefs, cocktails, a silent auction and live music by singer/songwriter Bryan Hartley and the symphonic styles of… Continue reading It’s Time for a Dance Stimulus Package!
Rebecca Rose is a Project: Motion member and also an Emerge choreographer. She has choreographed before, so she is not a newbie to the process. Here are some of her thoughts: Four things that inspire my choreography: 1. Music-specifically the rhythms and quality of music 2. Relationships with others and where I am in my… Continue reading Everything’s Coming Up Ros(ey)
Another video clip from Project: Motion Emerge II auditions. This one was also a structured improvisation.
A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. Lao-tzu Had a great rehearsal on Thursday night. We worked on the beginning of my piece… always the hardest part! I agonize over the beginning of a piece. First impressions are powerful, and if the first few seconds don’t grab the audience, it can be hard… Continue reading Every Journey (Dance) Begins With the First Step
I went to see Identity Matrix at Theatreworks last Friday night. Wayne Smith, Jhon Stronks, and several Project: Motion dancers all collaborated on this concert. It was awesome… so inspiring! Sometimes in the midst of choreographing and working and listening and changing, it’s easy to forget where we are headed. It was great to see… Continue reading Show and Tell