I am part of a new dance collective made up of myself, Brooklyn Draper and Franki Trout. These are two American girls that are very close to my heart; they are wonderful people as well as being extremely proactive in the contemporary dance field.
The mission of Relative Space Dance Collective is to provide a platform for dance artists to create and present work in locations all over the globe. Using the distance between each artist to our advantage, we aim to engage the communities we are a part of through performances, classes, and workshops that invite questioning, exploration, and new ways to experience the familiar. We aim to celebrate the diversity of the places we live and the people we meet, as well as the profound and nuanced connection that we all share as human beings.
Brooklyn currently resides in Salt Lake city, Utah, and is currently dancing for Co.Da Sugar Space For the Arts, Wasatch Contemporary Dance Company, Triptych Figures, and Porridge for Goldilocks. Brooklyn’s choreographic work has been shown through WCDC, Mudson, Artists’ Interrupted, at Beijing Dance Academy and at Bonnie Bird Theater in London, UK and recently at The Rose Wagner in Salt Lake City.We met each other at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Dance and had a great time not only dancing together but exploring the great city of London where it is situated.
Franki Trout is currently the dance instructor for the Performing and Visual Arts Magnet Program for Anne Arundel County in Maryland. Funded as a Leverhulme Scholar, she danced as a member of Transitions Dance Company 2014-2015 under the artistic direction of David Waring, performing and touring original works by choreographers Stefanie Batten-Bland, Ikky Maas and Dog Kennel Hill Project. Franki has performed as a member of Deep Vision Dance Company under the direction of Nicole Martinell and in a site-specific piece choreographed by Meghan Flanigan in the Joseph Bueys Sculpture Park. She currently performs with Baltimore Dance Project under the direction of Carol Hess and Doug Hamby.
We really believe that working together can help expand our ideas, our work and create connections for us and the people we are working with. Connecting ideologies, stimuli and communities should allow us to really look closely at what works within the contemporary dance world and how we can expand on this in our work through each other’s skills and experience. Hopefully it will allow us to work together at some point as well.
What sets us a part is that we will be located in three different locations around the world.
For now check out https://www.facebook.com/relativespacedancecollective
A website will be coming to you very shortly!!