A solo query into finding comfort as a means of survival. Within activist frameworks on gender and race identity, can the work for change feel less like 'work' and more like pleasure?
Christina Carter is a choreographer, collaborating and performing improviser, and performance artist based out of Oakland, CA. Christina makes work that addresses the body/bodies as sites for the intersection of multiple identities. She has a Master of Fine Arts in Dance Performance and Choreography from Mills College; where she performed in works by Shinichi Iova-Koga, Sonya Delwaide, Wanjiru Kamuyu, and trained under Kara Davis, Holley Farmer, Amy O'Neal, and Molissa Fenley. www.christinavcarter.com
Es "Delight" Co
Esra Coskun started dancing in 2013, while she was working towards her PhD in Philosophy and Literature at Purdue University, where she took contact improvisation, modern dance, and ballet classes while writing her dissertation. Her interest in semiotics lead her to experiment with dance composition as she choreographed pieces for Purdue University Dance Department’s student concerts, Obsessive-Compulsive Dance, Purdue Contemporary Dance Company, and UPROAR: the Pole Collective. She joined SAFEhouse Arts as a lead artist in 2017 to start Es "Delight" Co and the "delightful moves" project, where she brings distinct dance forms together in duets with artists who have different dance backgrounds than herself.
Connolly Strombeck is an Oakland native, and received his dance training at the San Francisco Academy of Ballet under Richard Gibson and Zory Karah, where he currently holds the position of Ballet Master. He began choreographing on their performing wing, Chamberdance SF, in 2008. He danced professionally with Oakland Ballet, Company C, and Ballet Tucson, among others, and recently earned the opportunity to choreograph two pieces on Ballet Tucson through their Choreolab program, premiering in 2017.
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Photo by Robbie Sweeney