A year ago last May I set off on a trip that would change my life. I flew to Berlin, danced in and out of the city all summer, and fell in love with life there. On July 29th of this year, I will retrace my steps, this time for perhaps somewhat longer. While I can't control the future, I can say that I would like to make art, perform, choreograph, learn about German language and culture, and possibly stay there for awhile. I am full of hope and excitement for this change. I'm also full of anxiety and self-doubt, but I think that's pretty normal when going through big life changes.
My life here is wonderful. Making art in Durham has been an incredible experience. I've come up under the wisest mentors and alongside the most inspiring peers. The local dance scene has grown both deeper and wider in its reach, and I'm honored to be a part of that. I've connected to theater people and film people and writers and musicians and magicians and visionaries and most of all, friends. Generous, kind, encouraging, patient, fiery, fierce, loyal, crazy, wild, beautiful friends. Thank you. I will miss you all the most.
There's one more thing I would like to do before I head to Berlin, and that is to have one more show. One More Time is a quartet of dances I've made over the past few years (actually, they are all collaborative pieces and in one case, an improvisation for three dancers).