Origin of Happiness

Origin of Happiness

 Falling Stars

Falling Stars

 Teardrops

Teardrops

 How Much Longer / Photo Andy Mogg

How Much Longer / Photo Andy Mogg

 Hijinks

Hijinks

 Snowbirds

Snowbirds

 Inside the Circle

Inside the Circle

 Entwined

Entwined

 Trikona

Trikona

 Split Focus

Split Focus

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.

 

falling stars

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. 

 

Teardrops

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

 

Winter Dreams

Created in 2015 as a 30 minute work on and off the floor. Includes 10 dancers, 2 musicians and 1 vocalist.

 

Sina

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.

 

Dryads

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

 

Hijinks

Created 2013, “Hijinks” is a fun group piece for 4-6 dancers on rope and bungee

 

Chandelier 

Created in 2011-12, “Chandelier” is a duet piece in which the dancers create a living chandelier.

 


Snowbirds

Created in 2010, “Snowbirds” is a group dance on rope and harness as dancers move snow is released on stag

 


Slightly Cracked

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

 


Entwined 

Created in 2006, is a multimedia aerial solo on rope with video projected on a wall

 

Carried Away

Solo on single point trapeze

 


Trikona

Created in 2005 is a trio piece on 3 ropes

 


Kiting

Created in 2001, is an aerial dance on bungee cord

 


Split Focus

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