Julie Mayo: There, there
"There, there" is a dance with a past, present and future happening at the same time. Directed and performed by Mayo with Katie Dean, Stacy Grossfield and Jillian Sweeney, Mayo's latest work focuses on the collision of the inner life of the performers with an externally imposed formal construct, bringing into play and into question our sense of time, location, and the work of staying present.
With a steady interest in an emergent premise approach to making dances and a keen attention to the personality and disposition of performers, There, there embraces the emotional thought and felt presence of the individual within the collective endeavor.
"Mayo makes works that surprise, challenge and inspire with fully realized worlds and confident, brave choices." --Time Out Chicago
Julie Mayo is a director, performer and teacher originally from Richmond, Va. In New York her work has been presented at Movement Research at the Judson Church, New York Live Arts (in the David R. White Studio), the Brink Series at Dixon Place and Greenspace (Queens). Julie has been a guest teacher at Dickinson College, Ohio University, Virginia Commonwealth University, Columbia College Chicago, and at the former Dance New Amsterdam, Gibney and CLASSCLASSCLASS here in the city. She has received choreographic commissions from the University of Wisconsin/Madison, Wilson College (PA), University of Virginia, and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. She is a recipient of creative residencies at The Ucross Foundation and Djerassi. juliemayo.com
Photo credit: Julie Mayo and Scott Myers
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