news and information about upcoming performances, workshops, and projects

CPR Show + Middlebury Show

Two big things happening this week if you can make it :

Thursday, October 16 and Friday, October 17 : "of dead boys and blind men" will be premiering at the ChezBushwick 2Night Show October at Center for Performance Research. It's bound to be an amazing night with cutting edge performances by numerous dance artists. 

Just one day later, "Shroud : Dancing Digital Masculinity" goes up at the Mahaney Center for the Arts in Middlebury, VT.  If you're in Vermont, try to catch it on Saturday, October 18 @ 6:30 in the Middlebury College Dance Theater.

Shroud : Dancing Digital Masculinity

October 18 @ 6:30pm

Mahaney Center for the Arts, Dance Theater -- Middlebury College, Vermont

In an evening showing of new and repertory dance works, 2014-15 Artist-in-Residence in Dance Scotty Hardwig presents technologically integrated live performances and screen dances including of dead boys and blind men (2014), Shroud (2013), and more, featuring guest performer, Keanu Forrest Brady. Sponsored by the Dance Program. Doors open at 6:15. Free

Sable Project Residency

I'm tremendously excited to be a resident artist at the Sable Project this August, a radical artist community in the backwoods of Vermont. Not entirely sure what I'm going to make or how I'm going to approach this month-long separation from technology and the world, but I'm very open to whatever roads I tread creatively.

Viva Vermont!



ACDFA 2014

Spring was busy. After showing my thesis work, "anathema," at the 2014 regional conference at Arizona State University at Tempe (the campus is like a crazy beautiful, futuristic Tenochtitlan for anyone who knows that area), I went on to the National Conference in Washington, D.C. to perform in the work of Eric Handman: "Disappearing Days."  This experience was a strange mixture of excitement and dysphoria; it was great to meet up with other passionate artists, dancers and dedicated teachers in the field, but the underlying philosophy and concept of these conferences ultimately eludes me. Also, Washington, D.C. felt a little too much like home!

We got some great press from Wendy Perron on Dance Magazine's website (with a picture of me partnering Maddy Hale): http://www.dancemagazine.com/blogs/wendy/5719 as well as an honorable mention for performance from Dance Magazine: http://www.acdfa.org/index.php/national-college-dance-festival

Ultimately, lots of travel with good friends, and a lot of things to think about as I move into dance pedagogy at the University level.

Middlebury College Residency

This past March, I had the privilege of doing an artistic residency in Dance Media at Middlebury College, VT, with the incredible welcoming spirit and support of Christal Brown. It was an amazing experience to work with the young artists who are interested in the many ways that technology and the body interact, and to help share some of what I do with the Middlebury College campus. I taught several classes in technique, improvisation / creative process, and interactive media for dance -- I have to say I was astounded by the drive and digital fluency of these students, and was duly impressed by their creative work in the fields of choreography and spatial design.

I also gave a lecture demonstration on my creative approaches to merging movement, social poetics, mediated forms, and environmentalism in my work.  It was a fantastic experience for me to return to the vibrant intellectual community of central Vermont, at the school where I began dancing as an undergraduate student. All in all, a fantastic week.