Envisioning

Name teachers, projects or thought partners that have helped you to learn new languages and vocabularies each and everyday. Wouldn’t you like a guide or a teacher highlighting the next possible steps as you explore unchartered terrain? Let’s shift our minds towards furthering our movement education and securing a spiritual and spatial center. Can we simultaneously celebrate commonalities while recognizing difference? Yes, WE can!…

Modrinas

Teaching young people how to dance is one of the many gifts from above that I treasure most. This past Saturday I taught ModBallet (combo of Modern and Ballet) to two super bright fierce little beings on zoom. Their eagerness and ebullience are uplifting and energizing. I act as a witness and guide for the session while the Modrinas demonstrate steps and postures from…

Nuts & Bolts

Sylvana Christopher  Choreographer, Performer & Teaching Artist Sylvidancemaker@gmail.com, (202) 487-0097 CAREER OBJECTIVE Educate youth artists in study of performance and choreography. Employ dynamic range of styles and theatrical ability training at local studios and theaters. Engage with professionals across disciplines to produce accessible dance in the DC metropolitan area. EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS Bachelors in Performance & Choreography, OSU 1998-2002 Soul Infiltration Senior Project: 2 week…

Blush Recap

Found this creation called Blush from a few years ago. Makes me think about the people in the room who were there for me. People who I’ve watched develop their own distinct movement based communities. This improvisational solo was created and performed when I was narrowly falling out of relationships in my dance collective, love life and spiritual life. In short, there are people…

The Ballad of Winnie the Pooh & Friends

I am choreographing a piece inspired by Winnie the Pooh and friends and their undiagnosed disabilities. This idea has been tossing around in my head the for last couple years. Grateful to my funders for this year of study which include my cousin Christopher Mitchell. I am glad to be a member of the ICONS 2020 Cohort and attendee of Dance Loft on14. I…