“It’s a funny idea to organize your life around making something that no one asked for and then even funnier to hope that you can continue to do this unlikely thing for a long time. Somedays my career feels a magic trick that I am just pulling off. I was a philosophy major in college and thought I would go to law school and become a judge. Then when I was looking into which law school to apply to, I realized that I did not want to spend my days doing this. I wanted to spend my days making dances.”
Emery LeCrone, whose burgeoning dance company is a little over a year old, discusses starting a career as an independent choreographer– and how she feeds her creativity with diverse hobbies, relationships to her colleagues and a drive to always be getting better.
It wouldn’t be back to school without the promise of Fall For Dance approaching.
This year we are proud to present the 2015 Fall For Dance Festival trailer, made in partnership with New York City Center. You’re just in time to make your picks — tickets go on sale this Sunday, September 13th at 11 AM.
“I don’t think I’ve ever felt more aware of capitalism in my life as I do now. In general I feel really sad about the commercialization and commodification of choreographic product. So much pressure to self-promote, self-market, self-brand. Obviously the internet has liberated ‘the small guy’ for having a shot at creating new opportunities, but the constant chase to connect is killing something about the nature of the work itself.”
Set away from a traditional proscenium stage, site-specific dance works enliven and rejuvenate urban spaces, reimagining their uses and celebrating their unique characteristics. The use of film as a medium only heightens the visual possibilities of a collaboration between camera, space and bodies. Today Klein & Corazón premiere ‘Into The…
With a degree finally in hand, seniors feel the mixed emotions of completion, anticipation, trepidation and pride. Some have detailed plans of what comes next. Some see a giant blank horizon ahead. Some have work starting on Monday. Some want to savor the celebration and put off plans for later. As 5 ambitious college dancers finally cross the finish line, we bring you their inner monologues–their fears, joys and reflections.
Body wear-and-tear is one of the less glamorous aspects of a life in performance. Painful injuries can really slow your roll, and for dancers who perform repetitively, multiple times a week, injuries can mean unplanned time off from contracts. Luckily, you are your own best asset when it comes to the treatment and prevention of injuries, and we are here to help.
In thinking about longevity of work and sustainability of the people in this form, personally I am excited about how works can manifest in different genres. Creating an album that lives beyond the live performance or a film relic that can circuit the internet. Creating blogs that capture process or even making the internet a place for live performance to live. I think we are on the verge of embracing these necessary changes.
Nothing is made to be beautiful. My work is the result of ideas and thoughts that need to be expressed. Love, sex, confusion, discovering, relearning, finding, looking, falling, my own experiences, my sensitivity. I do not care if it is correct or not. If it comes to me by coincidence, I like it even better. I try to use elements that are available to everybody.
6:44 a.m. on a Monday my mind is up and racing. I roll over into the warm body next to me listening to my head say “time to get up” as my face presses further into my boyfriend’s chest. I wish every day started with a beautiful elegant dancerly stretch but usually it’s me stepping on dirty laundry kicking in the leg on my Ikea desk that I never power drilled properly as I make my way to the bathroom. Today is not a dance day, unfortunately. Today I work at the restaurant for six and half hours.