This piece is a look inside the dancer’s brain. As the choreographer, my end goal for this solo was to dissect and present the distinction between the many different facets that make up Arianna.
This solo was originally created a year ago for a proscenium stage with a duration of 23 minutes.
It has since been adapted for film. The creation process for this solo involved a lot of hands-on research both inside and outside of the studio to get a better understanding of the wiring that makes up Arianna.
I hope the take-away for the viewer is a visceral experience of sensory overload; transparency from the performer’s perspective to the audience’s perception; a dictation of the overwhelming reality that is life, not simply painting the cliché presentable moments but showing both the ugliness and the beauty.
Born in the United States in 1994. Began his technical training in southern Florida and continued his studies with the Conservatory of Dance at SUNY Purchase College in New York, where he received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in dance and a minor in Arts Management. Upon graduating Cum Laude in May of 2017, was the recipient of the Bert Terborgh Award. During his time there, studied abroad for one semester at the Taipei National University of the Arts in Taiwan.
Post-graduation, worked with Ballet Quad Cities in Rock Island, Illinois, participated in the Hubbard Street Professional Program and worked with the Cocodaco Dance Project and the Ballet Florida company. Performed as well at the Suzanne Dellal Center in Tel-Aviv for Roderick George. Most recently, performed in the Dance Festival München in Germany under Jasmine Ellis.
Joined KCDC in September 2019.
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Inspiration drawn from Ryan Mason and Jasmine Ellis
Thank you as well to Hannah Straney for her way with words.
Thank you to the team and everyone else involved who helped make this project happen.