“It’s a different pace of living we are encountering in Dog Dance…as audience members we are slowing down so that we can meet ourselves.”
— Helen Turner, Audience Member
Dog Dance is an on-going performance series of improvised dance solos created and performed by Joanna Rotkin of Joanna and The Agitators with Directorial Guidance by Andrew Marcus, The Disappearance Project. It is performed the 3rd Friday of every month from 7-8pm at Floorspace Studio, 1510 Zamia Avenue, #101.
This dance performance will be a place for us to breath together, allowing the noise to quiet a bit as the remembering of a body unfolds.
The remembering will happen slowly, extremely slowly, and with breath.
Gravity, and your own relationship to it, may or may not become weighty.
The cellular structure of your own body may or may not begin to re-imagine itself.
The internal investigation of the deepest parts of the body may or may not stir a longing in you to investigate your own unraveling.
When I perform Dog Dance, I find a world in my body that is underneath the mud, but that is also flying.
I invite you into this world, in hopes that you too will get a chance to burrow in, and then hover and float, just above the earth.
“Dog Dance is the kind of performance where the act of simply witnessing changes something in my cells. It serves as a kind of mirror. A return to wholeness. An opportunity to let in what stretches just beyond the frame. a reminder of what I have carried with me all along.” — Laura Ann Samuelson, Choreographer
photo by Andrew Marcus, 2016