to get there from here is a choreographic investigation on mapping memories, unfixed, in and through our bodies. We reflect on the allure and impossibility of destination through mixed media. The stitching together of panoramic videos, movement, and objects animates the tension of never quite arriving while being propelled forward.
Our process charts the physical and emotional landscapes enlivened by auto-ethnographic research where we negotiate inscribed pasts. In this process, Maria traces the erasure and restoration of her Mexican lineage, Nguyen navigates unfamiliar terrains as a refugee, and Kevin wrestles with discomfort and queer pleasure. In our live performance, we embody themes of reunion, transformation, and resilience.
a project by Maria Gillespie + Nguyen Nguyen + Kevin Williamson
JAN 28, 2023
BREAKING GROUND FESTIVAL 2023 - Tempe Center for the Arts
MARCH 3-5, 2023
RAD Midwest Regional Alternative Dance Festival
KEVIN WILLIAMSON is a L.A. based dance artist, Lester Horton Award recipient, a Bates Educators Fellow, and Center Theatre Group Sherwood Award Finalist. His choreography has been presented by DanspaceProject, REDCAT’s NOW Festival, Dixon Place, CounterPulse, LACMA, Austin’s OUTsider Festival, Minnesota Fringe, Diversionary Theater, and the Beijing Dance Festival. Dances for theater and opera include choreography for Washington National Opera, Atlantic Theater Company, the Juilliard School, Geffen Playhouse, Yale Theater, and Opera UCLA; and commissioned works for CSULB, LMU, and AMDA. Kevin was a dancing member of David Rousseve/REALITY, Maria Gillespie's Oni Dance, LA Contemporary Dance Company, Robert Moses' Kin, and David Gordon's PickUpPerformance; guest work includes Angelin Preljocaj, Julie Taymor, Heidi Duckler, Sebastian Prantl, and Ryan Heffington. He received his BA and MFA in Choreography from UCLA’s Department of World Arts and Cultures/Dance. A certified yoga instructor and Laban/Bartenieff Movement Analyst, Kevin is registered with Yoga Alliance and ISMETA and is currently an Associate Professor of Dance and Chair of the Scripps College Dance Department in Claremont, CA. photo: Ken Gonzales-Day
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