Juxtaposes a 1960’s clip of Ronald Reagan espousing the dangers of “broad mindedness” against the way two queer men struggle to exist and find connection. Oscar Manuel Trujillo co-choreographer. Premiered at Dance Mission’s Harvest Festival.
Deals with the rejection of effeminacy and that rejection’s effect upon queer male physical expression and connection. Premiered at Dance Mission’s Harvest Festival
Bearing Witness, 2004
Grapples with the experience of sudden death; the catharsis of grief; and the role, choices, and reactions of bystanders and loved ones. Premiered at Dance Mission’s Harvest Festival
Investigates families of origin and families of choice. The show looks at how being unacceptable by societal and family norms affects access to safety, love, and connection. Oscar Manuel Trujillo co-choreographer. Premiered at the Jon Sims Center, January, 2006 and encore performances for The National Queer Arts Festival, June, 2006
Tackles restricted intimacy in gay male communities to reveal causes of personal disregard and the struggle to actualize self-worth. Premiered as part of Shared Space
The Presence of an Absence, 2009
Takes the pressure off of dancing like a “Man.” Premiered at Move(men)t Festival at The Garage, San Francisco
(of love), 2011
Explores the nuances of love in three distinct expressions: as a cosmic force of personal growth; a comforting, yet confining realm of projections; and a redeeming dance of death into an existence of true being. The characters are Man and Woman and Eros and Death. Premiered at Naropa University
Comfortable and Effective, 2011
A performance where clinical examination meets fantasy and anxiety transforms into pleasure. Premiered at SOMArts as part of the This Is What I Want Festival
Speaks about the power of same-sex love as a valuable societal taboo and reveals the depths of love as a trust of one’s true nature in order to move beyond destructive patterns of fear. Premiered at Cal State University East Bay’s Queer Dance Festival; performed at The Fresh Fruit Festival, NYC, 2013
On Service, 2013
Explores issues of corporate culture and its affect upon human relations. Premiered in Chicago.
Exploits the laws of desire at the roots of addiction. Premiered as part of the Chicago Home Theatre Festival.
If I Told Her: A Portrait, 2014
An improvisational dance using recordings of Gertrude Stein reading her writing: The Making of Americans and If I Told Him: A Completed Portrait of Picasso. Premiered at D49 Festival at Hamlin Park, Chicago.
If I Told Her: A Portrait, 2015
A site-specific performance of the improvisational dance using Gertrude Stein's recordings. Performed at Pritzker Park for Chicago Dance Month.