ABOUT

abigail

Dance maker, pilates instructor, movement artist 

From South Dakota to Minnesota, I have been dancing, cooking, and learning. Professors have helped shape how I see dance's role in this world and deepened my understanding of the human body and its many layers. I am a graduate of the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities Dance Program where I worked with numerous guest artists including Justin Jones, Martha Graham Dance Company, Gerald Casel, Wynn Fricke, Joanie Smith, Luciana Achugar, and Angharad Davies.

 

I represented the University at the American College Dance Association in 2015, presenting research on "The Changing Context of Contemporary Dance" and again in 2016, performing work by Leila Awadallah at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C.. 

 

I have been involved in the local dance community and performed an improvised solo at Future Interstates (2015) as well as adapted an existing solo for a grove of trees at Laurie Van Wieren's Field Work. In 2016 I co-presented a performance at Glam Doll Donuts with Annika Hansen thanks to a University grant. I was honored and excited to present work at "Rhythmically Speaking" in August 2017.

   My choreographic language ranges in vocabulary from pedestrian to modern. It reflects the way I am interested in moving and seeing. I have a proclivity for lush, sincere movement that stems from listening to the human body, the mundane but idiosyncratic. My work is aware of itself in that it takes into account current cultural contexts but values the feel of antique; the eccentricity of collected ages. I am exploring site specific-work, taking dance out of the traditional theater space to shed new light on how movement is viewed. I aim to make performative events.