Back to the studio!

Summation Dance in rehearsal, photo by David Andrako

Hello Summation Dance followers! It’s been a while since we’ve blogged, but it doesn’t mean we haven’t been dancing like crazy. Let me catch you up on what the company has been up to since our benefit for Japan.

Almost immediately after the benefit, we started rehearsing for an entirely new piece. As a dancer, I think this is the most exciting stage because literally anything is possible. Choreography, music, design, emotion, spacial relationships, themes, etc––everything is up in the air! I don’t want to give away anything yet, but I’ll give you a couple hints: Kierkegaard. Fishbowl. How do they connect? You’ll have to wait and see.

Aside from learning material, time is spent experimenting and tweaking. This is the most interesting part for me. You get to dissect what makes something visually stimulating and how it physically forms the concept. How do I know when Sumi is excited about something? She’ll just stand and smile at us…for a long time.

We all know that part of Summation’s mission is to create highly physical work. But you ain’t seen nothin’ yet. I have a feeling that after the piece is finished, running a marathon should be no problem at all!

PS- Go to your Facebook page to see a few new photos by David Andrako and check out his website for his other work.

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