At the core of support lies the active engagement - to be supported and to support is not something one can half-heartedly do. Similarly, to participate in a counterbalanced movement, both parties must be invested to avoid falling apart. It involves trust, connection and awareness of yourself and others.
It is what true support is made of.
By using Labanotation (a form of recording dance much like sheet music is for musicians), this work is exploring what support looks like through counterbalances and the Labanotation structure.
May 2017 - Present
WE ARE WOMEN
Currently grappling with the concept that women are not encouraged to support each other socially and professionally. Instead, we live in a world where girl on girl hate is common.
What would a relationship between two women look like if it was encouraged and nurtured by society? This body of work is hoping to reimagine what those relationships may look like a well as disrupt the current system that turns women against each other.
Currently working with modern dancers Therese Ronco and Lucy Wild alongside Mónika Izing, Ayano Ganaha, and Alice Johnston to explore what support looks like physically and to create a language of support through body movement.
Created 2014 - present
Drawing Lines || How We See Ourselves and Others
There are moments when one recognizes their own potential in another- moments that clarify our own truth. With the conditioned expectation as women to be subdued and small, it is revolutionary to witness women similar to yourself take up space. It is a way to support one another. This piece examines how one can be supportive to the other through recognition and mimicry.
We Are Women: Self Support to Support Others
(NOT) MY HOME
This body of work examines ideas of loneliness embedded within the essence of a place. Between moving from Baltimore to New York City, I paused in New Jersey to live in my mother’s childhood home. I struggled to find where I temporarily fit into her past and present, within a space she left many years ago.
Designed to examine how sleep affects the physical body while attending college - a place notorious for erratic sleep schedules. One photograph was taken before and after sleep.