Myself (as an artist living as a man living as a dancer living in a flat)
Artist, alone. Performer, perception. Dance, body. Private and Universal.
One day while working in a restaurant, I yelled at a little girl because she did not like what she ordered and wanted something else. So I quit my job. I am half lazy and half overworked and that doesn’t equal out to a balanced middle. It equals the result of my body as my medium. I am my product. (When the fear becomes reality, Dogs go a little crazy.)
I am interested in clearly being unclear.
I automatically see things in black and white. And then I practice seeing the grey. I watch myself seeing the grey and from the grey see the black and white again, distanced through the eyes of someone else. Is this how I live or how I dance? (Dogs are born old and get younger as they age. They take everything very serious.) I find that in my work I enjoy placing a variety of themes into one context because nothing stands alone in life.
I am interested in witnessing myself being witnessed.
Using the body is my first, immediate form of expression. As an artist, I am drawn to use a medium that is ever evolving because I am changing. I pull my eyebrows out in the morning and say ‘goodbye’. What I like best about performance is that it will always be different because the human experience is constantly changing. I like working with people that understand that. I strive to make work where the dancer has to and is able make educated choices within the piece. (Frequently cynical, he is feared for his sharp tongue and his acid and disagreeable remarks.) For me this is not improvisation, but the dramaturgical body.
I am interested in stopping performing during a performance.
In my work, like life, the story in dance can always be reinterpreted, the ending is a pause but not conclusive. There is a sense of resolution but a feeling that something is missing. (Dogs have a tendency to become wistful and nostalgic about the past.) I am all there is (for me) and I am constantly disappearing (so it feels). This has become my starting point, and then I move. This is my practice for today.