So I’m doing it. I’m choreographing a piece or dare I say ‘ballet’ inspired by Winnie the Pooh and friends and their undiagnosed disabilities. Been mulling this idea for last couple years and excited to have the support system and framework in place to discuss mental health as it relates to Tigger, Eeyore, Piglet, Rabbit, Owl, Kanga, Roo, Christopher Robin and the befuddling words of Winnie the Pooh.
About a month into the rehearsal process, I can say that taking this deep dive is one the best things for my work I’ve done in a long time. Super blessed to have 10 talented dancers to work with to make this vision a reality!
Dance ICONS Cohort will present two evening concerts for the public. A matinee tailored to families with young children has been added. Hope to appeal to those who like slightly dark fairytale and want to see what’s cookin’ at Dance Loft on 14!
My fellow choreographers are all females with uniquely distinct passion and purpose for making dance at this time in their lives. I am privileged to go through this 9 month process of nourishing curiosity about the field and put into practice Vladimir’s tools alongside with Millie Parker, Mimi, Noorani, Teresa Dominick and Valerie Durham.