Red Road Study, 2019
from Praise Dances
Working for the past few years in the Blue Ridge mountains while processing our moment of human strife, I’ve created a series of dances intended as offerings for Old Gods: small acts of praise, plea and appeasement, forbearance and valor; dances to argue with our lack of control; and to beg for forgiveness for our destruction.
This early study represents my first try at filming a dance in nature. It also represents a moment of awe I was experiencing, my senses awakened to the beauty and iron-soaked power of the ancient Appalachian mountains.