Dance + Theatre + Horsemanship

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June 5, 2017

In 2005 we collaborated with a brilliant video artist, Janet Biggs, who taught us a great deal about creating imagery by stripping away anything that is not essential. Janet is a video artist an equestrian. She rides large Dutch Warm Bloods and has some serious equestr...

June 5, 2017

I love to watch dancers who comfortably inhabit their own bodies with no protective layers or pretense. They are completely present and are able to inhabit movement with uncomplicated directness. Working with horses the ego gets stripped away and we are left with simpl...

June 5, 2017

In March 2004 The Equus Projects spent a month as Guest Artists in the Dance Department at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia. We were commissioned to create a work for dancers and horses using local horses and equestrians and a cast of 16 VCU dance...

June 5, 2017

In my choreographic journey with dancers and horses, the most challenging and fascinating interactions are with rider-less horses or horses at liberty.  Those interactions might take place is a pasture with a herd of horses or in an enclosed space or round pen with a s...

June 5, 2017

I am interested in dangerous dancing.

Not the kind that causes bodily harm or presents the audience with dancers pushing the limits of human exertion within inches of total exhaustion.

I am interested in the kind of in dangerous dancing that an improviser wrestles with w...

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