Locating Dancers


Choosing dancers to work with, either in the company setting or on special larger projects has always been a complicated venture. I am envious of the choreographers and directors that can choose artists to work with quickly. It seems more humane than the longer, extended periods that I need to make informed decisions. The work that I create and the method of discovery needed to reveal each dance is complex. So for me, the process of locating collaborators/interpreters/dancers of this world needs to take time and tremendous consideration. I am always asked how I choose dancers. Most particularly, what distinguishes one dancer from another in my mind? I am not sure that there is clear answer beyond instinct.

Subconsciously, I ask myself a list of questions when I am looking at dancers and considering working with them:



Performing Arts Center | Purchase College | Purchase, NY November 6, 2016 Dance Affiliates | Prince Theater | Philadelphia, PA January 18 – 22, 2017 TITAS | Winspear Opera House | Dallas, TX February 18, 2017