BIG BEATS by Johanna Kotze, presented by ADF
November 3rd @ 6 & 7 PM, Nasher Museum
November 5th @ 4:30 & 5:30 PM, Southern Village
In November 2022, I performed with 19 local dance colleagues in this restaged work by New York-based, "Bessie" award-winning choreographer Johanna Kotze!
Danced to a driving sonic rhythm, BIG BEATS is the force of 20 local performers doing complex, synchronized movement. Photo by Anna-Rhesa Versola.
See a video of our Southern Village performance here.
RECITAL // November 18 & 19, 2022 @ 7 PM
I am co-producing a multi-disciplinary variety-show style show called RECITAL with Chris Strauss, in collaboration with Mettlesome and Barriskill Dance Theatre School. Our first weekend of performances happened in November 2022, and we are in the process of planning our Spring RECITAL, which will take place in April 2023.
RECITAL is a biannual invitation to professional working artists to create and share short works with an emphasis on joy and playfulness. Learn more about RECITAL.
bear it/bare it/bear witness //
April 15, 2022 @ 6:30 PM & 7:30 PM
May 20, 2022 @ 6:30 PM & 7:30 PM
The Durham Art Guild presented “bear it/bare it/bear witness” featuring
a collaboration of works by Cassandra J. Rowe, Alyssa Noble, Ayoni
Jeffries, Claire Alexandre, Cori Fordham, Joaquín Carcaño, Kiara
Sanders, Tara Ilsley, Victoria Bouloubasis, Ximena Natera. bear it/bare
it/bear witness is a multimedia project that explores reproductive
trauma. Through visual, audio and performance art, this body of work
spoke to the artists’ lived experiences and healing from abortion,
miscarriage, gender-affirming surgery, hormonal pain, illness and
To support the artists directly, you can donate to $bearwitnessproject
Exhibit dates: April 15 - June 4, 2022
Third Friday Receptions: April 15 & May 20, 2022
Durham Arts Council's Truist Gallery: 120 W. Morris St., Durham, NC 27701
Third Friday Performances are in the Rollins Dance Studio at the Durham Arts Council
Informal Showing at ADF Samuel H. Scripps Studios // May 6 & 7, 2022 @ 7 PM
Middle is a dance solo I built for the bear it/bare it /bare witness exhibit. It integrates my experience with physical hormonal pain and my evolving/conflicting feelings around the idea of myself as a parent. It touches on themes of familial pressure, erasure of self, and the cyclical nature of menstruation.
These showings are free but advance registration is required. Donations are encouraged to help me keep my artmaking sustainable. Attendees can donate in person with cash or via Venmo. My Venmo handle is (at) ascho3.
ADF's Samuel H. Scripps Studios: 721 Broad Street, Durham, NC 27705
Photos by Cydni Patterson
ADF Creative Healing Parade // October 3, 2020
I was invited by the American Dance Festival to perform in their Creative Healing Parade, an event in which 70 North Carolina artists performed live on driveways and lawns in Durham's Trinity Ridge neighborhood.
Read an article about the event here.
ADF The World is Our Stage: 60-Second Video Dance Challenge // June 2020
This video was created by invitation of the American Dance Festival with support from The Forest at Duke. It premiered in July 2020 as part of ADF's The World is Our Stage: 60-Second Video Dance Challenge.
Read about the event in INDYWeek here.
Addressing City Council // October 24, 2019
I addressed the Durham City Council in support of a proposal to divert more city funding to independent artists.
Read my remarks here.
Listen to my remarks here.
Read more in the News & Observer.
A+A Dance Company // Don't Get Any Ideas, Little Lady // June 28-30, 2019
A+A Dance Company presented "Don't Get Any Ideas, Little Lady," our second evening-length production, at the Durham Fruit Company at the end of June. The show investigated themes of misogyny, femme-phobia and gender discrimination.
Read a preview in INDYWeek.
Read a review in INDYWeek.