Race was choreographed for The Moveable Feast dance festival in Chicago, Illinois. Sadly I do not have a video of the performance. However, I happened upon my rehearsal of the dance. Race was to be performed at three separate venues, which were a straight Night Club/bar, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago and a theatre. Knowing that I would be performing in three distinctly different spaces inspired me to create one solo that would be performed by three different characters. Hence the many costumes that I mixed together in the editing room for this document. The characters included a pregnant trailer trash teen, a closeted competitive racecar driver and a frustrated performance artist. The racecar driver performed in the nightclub, the pregnant teen in the theatre and the performance artist performed at the museum in a gallery filled with giant portraits by Visual Artist Chuck Close. The challenge was to emotionally and physically embody each character based upon a brief narrative, which I had written for each character and disseminated at each performance for the audience to read. The choreography was exactly the same for each character but my intentions shifted based upon the narrative, location, music and character development. The movement vocabulary that I developed consisted of a mash-up of classical Ballet idioms, Modern and Post Modern movement and a dash of Jazz, harkening back to the very begging of my dance training with Rikki Lugo in Las Angeles, California. The biggest complement that I received for Race came from Shirley Mordine whom after the performance said, “For much of the performance (of the pregnant teen) I kept trying to figure out whom the very pregnant woman was.” Ultimately, my hairy legs gave me away.