“My process for bringing this work to life required me to keep my intention at the forefront of mind. I started with very literal iterations of my concept and then started to abstract the movement. Of course, going about it that way, and making editorial choices, meant that I needed to be open to change.”
“…find your passion and then your work will feel more purposeful and intentional. We are constantly inspired and excited about the work we are creating and the things happening within the company.”
I would describe my work as being firmly rooted in the traditions and technique of classical ballet while heavily infused with the constant evolution of contemporary movement. The seeds of inspiration come in many forms – personal stories or histories, current events, interesting ideas or theories, or simply a fascinating piece of music.
I originally choreographed this work at Howard University as a concert dance piece. Now that I’m revisiting the piece, I’m taking a completely different approach.
Our dance community is not only growing, it’s morphing, and it makes me proud!
…The 1st 20 years of the 2000’s have been an incredibly fulfilling journey…Let’s see where we take it to next!
“My work for Dance Canvas centers around the intersection of strangers lives: both at big moments in history and small moments in personal lives. I’m fascinated by the seemingly random moments of life that drive people together or apart, depending on how they handle a shared experience.”
We caught up with Britt to chat about what life has been like for her since her move and what’s up next on her plate: Tell us about your new position! “Since moving to Philadelphia, I have joined the Dance Faculty at Bryn Mawr College, and Drexel University. At BMC, they were looking to add…
“It’s always so rewarding to see new work being developed by new voices in this industry. Our program provides opportunities not only to our choreographers, but also to Atlanta audiences to see these talented artists as they blossom on the local and national stage. I always love meeting new artists who call Atlanta home and helping to bring innovative choreographers from neighboring arts communities to present work in Atlanta!” – Angela Harris, Executive Artistic Director, Dance Canvas, Inc.
“The audiences reactions, any reaction, is a success to me because it means they are engaged…. One of the most notable moment for me as a choreographer is when the audience responded to a moment of sentimentality with laughter because it made me see the piece through a different perspective.”
By: Lara Davis If you’re familiar with Dance Canvas, chances are you’ve heard our slogan before – “Introducing the Next Generation”. As a member of the first class of the DC Next Summer Choreographic Intensive in 2010, I was thrilled to be a training to one day be the “next generation”. As the 9th summer of…
This season, the powerful new works organically fit a theme of human relationships and communication. “Each year, when we select choreographers, we base our selection on their unique voices and choreographic strengths,” says Artistic Director, Angela Harris, “This season, something unique happened…we saw a through-line with storytelling in the works, whether it was interpersonal relationships or non-verbal communication, each choreographer created out of the desire to explore how we all relate to each other. The result is quite compelling.”
By: Lara Davis Jessica Bertram considers herself “a movement artist driven by storytelling, research, and ultimately, play”. As a native of Huntsville, Alabama, she began dancing at the age of 3 at the North Alabama Dance Center. She continued her training at Emory University and graduated in 2017 with a BA in dance & movement studies…