It's been three years in the making in the midst of a pandemic. I'm very excited to be presenting Lost Patterns, my MFA Dance Thesis Concert March 11-13th at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. In collaboration with dancers and musicians Lost Patterns devises a sonic landscape that investigates the translation process within Appalachian old-time music to find avenues of experimentation tethered to tradition. Several crooked Appalachian tunes are translated onto the body through melodic replication, improvisation and digital abstraction composing a world of sound that invites the audience to listen to the body speak. Lost Patterns celebrates percussive dance's ability to be both visual and sonic, and believes in the power of collaboration and community to ignite possibility. Lost Patterns primarily uses footwork from both tap and flatfooting, acknowledging the legacy of those dance forms and honoring the tradition bearers who paved the way.
I also want to thank my cast and design team: Roxy King, Gerson Lanza, Ashton Frech, Paetyn Lewis, Tiffany Ospino, Daniel Coolik, Erik Spangler, Andres Poch, Becca Janey, Heather Reynolds and Kira Peck for showing up as their vibrant selves and contributing who they are into this project.
Get your tickets today: https://theclarice.umd.edu/events/2022/spring-mfa-dance-thesis-concert