During my performing artist residency at Urban Culture Project for Charlotte St. Foundation in Kansas City, Missouri, I studied Cuban (Rueda) Salsa. I recorded many of my sessions with my private instructor David, which occurred from October of 2009 to the end of December of 2009. The dancing in this record was done in a single one-hour session. I wanted to explore pas de deux in ways and means unlike my ballet experience. Musically, I was interested in understanding shared rhythmic movement across diverse cultures.
This occurred during a time during my performing artist residency at Urban Culture Project for Charlotte St. Foundation. In this session I was playing with tutting, western european music, and contemporary solipsistic choreographic practice. Someone stole that jacket... :(
Performance art short documenting dancer, Catherine Johnson performing in costume designed solely for the En Pointe posture. Part of a series of collaborations with dancers to exploit singular moments of the body at a physical limit, navigated by the restrictions and sculptural devices of costume.
With thanks to Catherine Johnson, email@example.com
Costume design and production: Marnie Hollande