We are currently developing the next iteration of the project TEEM.
Allogrooming (working title)
Could dance be a service industry?
Can a project juxtaposing salon culture and dance bring to light the discrepancies between spending on the perceived necessity of salon services and the perceived extraneousness of art, and the power differential between consumer and provider in each case?
How does concert dance, an industry rife with unpaid and underpaid workers, parallel or differ from the salon service industry?
These are just a few of the questions that drive me to tackle this work.
This will be a duet choreographed using improvisational material gleaned from many iterations of Orders from the Horse, both in rehearsal and performance, over the last three years. The intentional, the incidental, and the accidental might compose a terrain we would call a relationship.
Jonathan project X