“Wonder. I have been thinking about wonder.” — Helen Turner, audience member at Dog Dance
Created and Performed by Joanna Rotkin of Joanna and The Agitators
Conceptual/Directorial Guidance provided by Andrew Marcus (The Disappearance Project)
Friday, June 23rd, 7pm
Floorspace: 1510 Zamia Drive, #101
“It’s a different pace of living we are encountering…as audience members we are slowing down so that we can meet ourselves.” — Helen Turner, Audience member
This 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.
“The juxtaposition of stillness and movement was breathtaking.” —Gwen Ritchie, Choreographer, audience member at Dog Dance
“ I was SO craving class after your STUNNING performance…the moments of “crumple” happened two or three times I believe. Delicate, heavy and wonderfully visceral!!” — Simone Key, audience member at Dog Dance
“Stunning. Just Stunning.” — Freddi Acora, Audience member
“Something has shifted in my dance since watching your performance.” – Nicole Koukou
Learning Dog Dance
Saturday, June 24th
Boulder Circus Center
$69 (includes ticket to Friday night’s performance)
In this workshop:
- There will be no music, as the state is generated by listening to one’s breath and letting the dance emerge from there.
- We will work with little (if any) instruction once we have established the spirit of inquiry from which we will be working.
- You may or may not be working for long periods of time as a soloist, depending on how things go.
For those who are curious about inhabiting Dog Dance from a different perspective, other than as an audience member, this workshop is an opportunity to do that.
We will drop deep and for long periods of time to see where this dance — and this state — leads, lands, merges, and melts.
“At the beginning of the workshop Joanna asked us to share why we had signed up. Tears filled my eyes but words did not come. Weeks later I can say that I realize that there are few things that I value more than discovering the evolving truth of my experience. Dog dance has become an integral vehicle of that journey that brings together both mind and body inquiry in a way I haven’t found before. What a gift! Thank you Joanna! “
— Abi Averitt, participant in Learning Dog Dance and Audience Member
“That was fun…I still am in the yumminess of it. This morning I stayed in bed, stayed in bed, stayed in bed- following my breath…easing into the day. More please!” — Elizabeth Lynn Rohr, participant in Learning Dog Dance
photo by Andrew Marcus, 2016