Friday, January 25, 2013

Body and Soul: Listen.: Jennifer Monson

Dancer-choreographer Jennifer Monson (photos by Ian Douglas)
Situating myself in the American tradition of examining the frontier—the border between wilderness and civilization—as a dynamic arena for embodying the contradictions of freedom and power, my dance work navigates the territory between what is wild and civilized.
The usefulness of the term “nature” has become complicated for me as I struggle with the dialectic of nature/not nature. What is not nature? Wilderness becomes a more amenable concept for me in that it alludes to something untamable, unknowable and challenging, and it is a very human concept. Wilderness as a concept seems central to human evolution. Dancing is a powerful medium for addressing our “nature” and is one of the places I experience wildness.
 --excerpts from Artist Statement by Jennifer Monson
To listen to Jennifer Monson talk about her new project, Live Dancing Archive, download my Body and Soul mp3 recording, or subscribe to the podcast series here.



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