Current UpSwing Repertory
Origin of Happiness
Created in 2017, this is a duet on one rope, using a pulley to balance and counter balance the relationship between the dancers. A nerve once believed to sustain the heart, heart string is a place of connection. A thread that is plucked and pulled, stretches and binds, touched it opens the heart.
Created in 2017 for 4 dancers on rope and harness performing on a wall. It is a dance that explores the relationships between stars, the notion that consciousness extends across the universe.
Created in 2016, this work is a 45 minute aerial dance piece for 6 dancers. "The cure for anything is saltwater: sweat, tears or the sea." - Isak Dinesen
Created in 2015 as a 30 minute work on and off the floor. Includes 10 dancers, 2 musicians and 1 vocalist.
Sina (Moon Goddess), solo on Lyra. Sina resides within the moon itself, and is the protector of those who might travel at night. She paddled her magical canoe to the moon and was struck by the moon's tranquil beauty and decided to stay.
Created 2015, Dryads (Tree Spirits), Group dance on and off 3 tissu
How Much Longer
Created in 2015 as a duet on 2 tissu to Lauren Carley singing "Wie Lange Noch" song by Kurt Weill
Outpost Series: Longing
Created in 2013 for 3 dancers, “Outpost moves through the personal longings of each dancer. Created for aerial tissu and floor dancing
Created 2013, “Hijinks” is a fun group piece for 4-6 dancers on rope and bungee
Created in 2011-12, “Chandelier” is a duet piece in which the dancers create a living chandelier.
Created in 2010, “Snowbirds” is a group dance on rope and harness as dancers move snow is released on stag
Also created in 2008, “Slightly Cracked” is a humorous solo which involves a raw egg while dancing on a sling
Inside the Circle
Created in 2007 and first performed at Women who Fly Festival, Mission Dance, SF, CA duet on rope and harness
Created in 2006, is a multimedia aerial solo on rope with video projected on a wall
Solo on single point trapeze
Created in 2005 is a trio piece on 3 ropes
Created in 2001, is an aerial dance on bungee cord
Created in 2001, first performed at St. James Church, SF, CA, site-specific solo using light to create large shadow play
El Vestido de Once Baras or The Dress of Eleven Yards
Created in 1997, first performed at the Klein Fall Fest, Lake Worth, FL; solo performed in a very large dress