Aretha Aoki

 

Aretha Aoki
Weds & Thurs, May 27 & 28 : 8:15-9:45pm : FREE
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The Dancer is a Haunted House – We will invite the seen and unseen murmurings of past, present, and future to surface in spontaneous dancing, writing, sounding, and speaking–using the principles of automatic writing to structure improvisations that move between language and body mind. We will use our imaginations to extend the boundaries of the self into the unknown so as to be more weathervane than conductor: pointing the direction of the wind, not making the wind happen.

Aretha Aoki is a performer, choreographer and teacher currently in rehearsal with robbinschilds, Hilary Clark and Emily Johnson. She has also worked with Rebecca Serrell Cyr, Sara Smith, devynn emory, Vanessa Anspaugh, Heather Kravas, Juliette Mapp, Daria Fain, Maura Donohue, and others. Aretha’s dances were shown most recently at A.P.E. Gallery (MA), Danspace Project, Firehall Arts Centre (Vancouver, BC), Movement Research, and CPR. She holds a MFA from Smith College and is Editorial Associate at Contact Quarterly.