photo by Stan Barouh
Sharon Mansur and I performed together for the first time. I had created a piece called "Floor Plan II" for five dancers with original music by Alex Gardner which was premiered at the Hall of Mirrors dance studio at Glen Echo Park and Sharon danced in the piece. The performance also contained other works, including a solo by Sharon. Over the 20 years since that performance Sharon and I have collaborated in countless ways: by creating numerous works together, co-directing a dance company (Quiescence) for 7 years, as housemates, performing throughout the US, and teaching classes and workshops at universities, studios and even in old barns. This spring we are marking our 20th anniversary with a flurry of activities - last Saturday (1/15/12) we performed in Philadelphia in the Falls Bridge festival at Mascher Space Co-Op, we're teaching a 3-part improvisational workshop at Dance Place, we're creating and performing our first evening length duet (sightlines) February 18 & 19 at Dance Place and we're traveling to Michigan to perform in the RADFestival. A busy and fun winter/spring. Below is a some video excerpts from our performance in Philly. Enjoy.