a performance collective that was formed through the creation of the dance concert Dreams Dammed in 2008. Through performances and leading Butoh based workshops the company discovered the mission of making art as community building, healing, and empowerment. We rely on nature as church, everyday people as shamans, and the theater as mirror of our own psyches.
Erin Dudley: Artistic Director
Erin has been a member of the New York dance community since 1993. Her choreographic work has been presented in concert in NY theaters, site-specific work in the forest and streams of Upstate N.Y., through individual commissions at universities and festivals, and with Anemone Dance Theater . Additional performance credits include John Mario Sevilla, The Butoh Rockettes Mimi Garrard Dance Company, Poppo and the Gogo Boys, and Azzizz Theater Company.
As a young performer, her interest in Butoh was solidified when dancing with Poppo & the Gogo Boys at La Mama and The Joyce Theater in NYC and touring Brazil. In 2008 she performed at The Japan Society's 100th anniversary with Butoh master Akira Kasai in Butoh America. Through the rabbit hole of Butoh philosophy Erin maintains an interest in contemporary technique and somatic awareness.
She teaches dance and yoga at Stony Brook University throughout NYC, and Brooklyn. Through her meditation and movement studies Erin has developed an interest in transpersonal states of consciousness. In the consciousness as it transcends and creates form revealing the Self in a pure state.
"I make dance as a practice in noticing the energetic world as created by images without possession, social logic, boundaries or definitions... I am interested in the body melting into nature and in inviting the viewer to let the consciousness rest in the moment and float in the emotionless multitude of opposites somewhere between dream and reality. I hope to share a dream with you soon."