As a choreographer and dance artist I have been drawn to investment and discovery through movement, movement languages and conversations, and integrated connections. My recent research has been into the rhythmic interactions of movement and the ability for the body to be used as an instrument in movement. Most recently my work has been presented at SAFEhouse Arts, LEVYdance, and Dance Mission Theatre. In the spring of 2015, I produced an evening length work, Rhythmic Motion, at the Headwaters Company Studio in Missoula, Montana. I am drawn to live performance and am intrigued by the integration of video and projection with live dance.
SAFEhouse Arts Residency
February 8th and 9th 2017
May 18-19 2015
By: Arina Hunter
Rhythmic Motion was an evening length dance concert, which I choreographed and developed with a group of four dancers as the culminating project for my B.F.A. in Dance from the University of Montana. The concert explored the body as an instrument in movement through body percussion, vocals, and sound scores. It played with the development and manipulation of a movement language and conversation through a variety of mediums. Along with integrating live performance, video dance, projection, and the interaction between them.
"Raw Bare Crave"
Performed at: University of Montana Dance Productions Dance In Concert 2015, Dance New Works 2015, in the Missoula Community Rhythmic Motion produced by Arina Hunter
This piece is an intimate exploration into vulnerability, chaos and control, and the external and internal self. The inner struggle riving under the surface working to appear composed. The desire to be seen as the real whole you. This battle between the chaos of the hidden struggle and the desire to maintain control. The live dance and video projection interact and collaborate together to expand the mental words and revealing.
This piece is an exploration into the experience of anxiety, vulnerability, trauma, and mental struggle.
This solo explores personal narrative, the mental, emotional, and physical state, and the complex maze of the whole true being.
SAFE house Arts Residency, San Francisco, CA. February 2017.
Works in the Works, Solo. Berkeley, CA. November 2016.
LEVYdance Salon, solo. LEVYdance, San Francisco, CA. October 2016.
Eupnea, Paufve Dance. Berkeley, CA. May 2016
LEVYdance Salon, intimate solo. LEVYdance, San Francisco, CA. May 2016.
Choreographer's Showcase. contemporary modern solo. Dance Mission Theatre. San Francsico, CA. April 2016.
Rhythmic Motion, an evening length dance concert for five dancers, Headwaters Dance Co. Studio, Missoula, MT, May 2015.
Ballet Arts Academy Classes, three recital dances in jazz and tap, Ballet Arts Academy Recital, Montana Theatre, Missoula, MT, May 2015.
Raw Bare Crave, live dance and projection solo, University of Montana Dance In Concert, Montana Theatre, Missoula, MT, April 2015.
Vibe, contemporary modern quartet, University of Montana Dance New Works, Open Space, Missoula, MT, March 2015.
Raw Bare Crave, live dance and projection solo, University of Montana Dance New Works, Montana Theatre, Missoula, MT, March 2015.
Rhythmic Soul, body percussion solo, University of Montana Dance Studio Works, Open Space, Missoula, MT, November 2014.
Zoop!, trio using vocals and movement, University of Montana Dance Up Close, Masquer Theatre, Missoula, MT, November 2014.
Tete-a-tete, collaborative contact improvisation duet, University of Montana Dance Up Close, Masquer Theatre, Missoula, MT, November 2014.
Rhythmic Soul, body percussion solo, University of Montana Dance Up Close, Masquer Theatre, Missoula, MT, December 2013.
Feet Beats, tap solo, University of Montana Dance Studio Works, Open Space, Missoula, MT, 2012.