In all of my choreographic public dialogue projects
the methodological goal is to find effective physical
models that serve to enhance and expand the level
of exchange between participants. The models are
created using actions that people feel comfortable
engaging in- everyday actions—which set in a choreographic framework, become powerful tools for
For me, these projects illuminate both the structural patterns of societal conflict and the human
experience of the individual. They create physical equivalencies that allow what is hidden or
unspoken to become visible. Over and over, these
projects teach me that people yearn for connection. Particularly in situations where the possibility
of connection seems most unlikely, it is a challenge
and a privilege to try to understand which choreographic structures might make that connection
more likely to emerge.
Realized in cooperation with KURINGA Berlin, the
Academy of Visual Arts, Frankfurt, Tolerantes Eber-swalde, The Forsythe Company, the Integration
Commissioners of the District offices of Mitte and
Hellersdorf, the City of Raunheim, and the Nas-sauische Heimstätte Wohnstadt.
Supported in part by the BHF Bank Foundation,
the Freudenberg Foundation, KURINGA Berlin, The
Forsythe Company, The Academy of Visual Arts/
Frankfurt, and private sponsors.
Current partners in the development of Violence:
Recode include Lyndon State College/ Vermont,
the Academy of Visual Arts/Frankfurt, Zentral-Werk/ Dresden, Be Heard. World/ Boston, the
Association of Conflict Resolution, and Roehampton University/ London.
The development of Violence: Recode has
been supported by Lyndon State College, the
Vermont Community Foundation, Ben and Jerry’s, the Catamount Arts Center, Umbrella, the
Community Restorative Justice Center, Inc. in
St. Johnsbury, the Lyndon Educational Alternative Resources Network (LEARN), East Burke
School, Roehampton University in London, the
Academy of Visual Arts in Frankfurt, Germany, the
Vermont Arts Council, and the National Endowment for the Arts.
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