I figured I'd get some extra sleep this week leading up to the 24 Hour ChoreoFest, but in true form, I have gotten less sleep progressively as the days pass. I am not sure what that will mean for Friday... In the meantime, here is all the performance info and a link to buy tickets:
24 Hour ChoreoFest
The Dance Complex
August 17th, 2:00pm and 4:00pm
I also did a great interview with Luminarium Dance who is hosting this event about my thoughts leading up to the experience. I've included some excerpts below. Read the entire interview here.
LDC: How do you feel in advance of ChoreoFest? What do you hope to accomplish, personally and choreographically?
JM: I am partly relieved that I don’t have to prepare anything beforehand. Although much of my dance-work happens through collaboration with dancers in the studio, before any new project I spend hours taking videos of myself improvising, watching videos, researching, writing, and create a core phrase to start with. I also don’t have to do all the logistical work of booking rehearsal spaces and trying to make divergent dancer schedules mesh, which I am grateful for.
However, having so many unknowns in a process that will be extremely time-compressed is making me anxious, both in a nervous and excited way. I can almost picture myself in the studio at 3:00am, trying to make decisions that I believe in, but, being tired and feeling the pressure of wanting to create meaningful work, I fear I will question those decisions. I think this process will challenge me to trust my gut and believe in myself. When making dance, I always try to find ‘the flow’, where I am completely in the now, when everything is happening. I am looking forward to getting to that place and rolling with it.