I brought SDSU’s University Dance Company through some of the dancemaking processes Eric and I worked with for Feeling. We savored, expressed, and sometimes exaggerated the feeling states induced by different sources like drama (in many forms), camp, and epic songs, dances, and performances. This dance is my favorite of all the dances I’ve made
Choreography and coaching by Deborah Hay, co-choreographed and performed by Eric Geiger, Jess Humphrey, Leslie Seiters. You can find all things pause, here.
We (Jess Humphrey, Leslie Seiters, and Eric Geiger) each wrote abstracts on shaking, touching, and queering, respectively, and applied to present them in a themed formal session at the Arts Practice Research conference at Texas Tech University in October of 2015. This particular constellation of verbs does not alone represent our work, but our orientation
Behold, follow, leave, or find any dancer or dance you wish throughout this site-sensitive performance. Like in everyday life, you can’t see it all. Leslie Seiters and I mentored four student researchers, supported by San Diego State University’s Summer Undergraduate Research Program. We remained in close communication about our shared research in dancemaking while Leslie
Directed by Leslie Seiters, more UNICORN continues the work of UNICORN. In Leslie’s words: more UNICORN is a dance assembled from a suspicion that we can’t make magic happen AND a belief that magic is inevitable every time. We practice and exploit contradictions with our bodies, each other, the choreographic process, and our relationship
The unison section in Bigmouth Strikes Again is not logical. It isn’t really “feel good” dancing. What comes next was not often what our bodies wanted to do, and we played with that in many ways. lush is the rebound from that dancing. It’s also: because I want to learn more about the kind of dancing
Below is a short video of excerpts from our premiere in November 2013. And this is from our first rehearsal…still the heart of the piece for me. The score was just “mouth”. Mouth began as an embodied exploration of the functional and figurative possibilities of human mouths. Through improvisation, set material, and performance, we have
UNICORN is directed by Leslie Seiters. UNICORN is assembled from a suspicion that we can’t make magic happen AND a belief that magic is inevitable every time. In this evening by Leslie Seiters/little known dance theater we practice and exploit contradictions with our bodies, each other, the choreographic process, and our relationship to the audience.
Directed by Eric Geiger and performed at Space 4 Art in San Diego, California. “Whatever you’re doing, call it shaking.” -Eric Geiger
Here is the unedited list of ideas and questions* that inspired each of us to engage in this endeavor. It comes from the original email I sent to the cast: 1. exploration of “expression” through Laban, postmodern dance, and Somatics lenses in an attempt to continue the evolution of what that word means in the performing arts. 2. release
Who: a list Beginning in 2007, LIVE has included Kristopher Apple, Dina Apple, Emily Aust, Liam Clancy, Anya Cloud, Viktor De La Fuente, Ron Estes, Eric Geiger, Allyson Green, Jess Humphrey, Zack King, Verónica Santiago Moniello, Justin Morrison, Blair Robert Nelson, Krista Kaye Nelson, Nhu Nguyen, Mary Peterson (formerly Mary Reich), Karen Schaffman, Leslie Seiters, Yolande Snaith, and Aubrhe Yruretagoyena. What: 1 Story What
This video is a collection of clips from works made with students at MiraCosta Community College. It begins with Waking Up, which represented MiraCosta in the gala concert at ACDF (Cal State Long Beach, 2010), shown in its entirety.