It's a work-in-progress without a name, but so far we think it's going pretty well.
Aleks and I met in Summer 2015 at the Omaha Under the Radar festival and, as soon as we discovered that we both live in the gravitational field of New York City, we wanted to develop a project together. We knew we wanted to make something sculptural, beautiful, and compelling, a body of work that would make the most of us as movement and visual artists.
In February 2016, we gathered dancers into Aleks' photography studio for two days of shooting. We shot a mix of composed shapes and directed improvisation, like the image on the right.
In the coming months we'll share more of what we've made and what we think it's about. Stay tuned.
Credits: artistic direction by Katelyn Halpern (choreography) and Aleks Karjaka (photography). Dancers: Tamrin Goldberg, Bridget Grissom, Marquise R. Hitchcock-Jones, and McKenzie Rose.