session #1 with Laura Gutierrez
La and I met up at the High School for the Performing and Visual Arts on June 2nd. Before our session we had not discussed what , if anything, we would work on but once we got in the space, and in between extended periods of random laughter, we started playing with material. Interestingly enough, both of us were tired of moving like ourselves. She wanted to feel more physical and large, while I craved specificity so we went back and forth giving one another things to try maybe every 16-24 counts or so. It felt effortless, two artists sharing with no agenda or deadline, open to try anything. We were probably in the studio for 2 hours or so, most of the time talking about our thoughts on where we both are with dance at the moment, OVER IT. But of course once we were moving, most of the negative thoughts quickly faded. I still have no idea what, if anything will come of these sessions. As a child I could never sit still, even my still moments had a purpose, mainly I had to give my parents a second to catch up. The moment I discovered there were other people out there, who understood the need (and sometimes suffering) to always be creating, I realized I was not as weird as I thought. So sessions with cdj allows me to be in spaces with other weirdos whose natural instinct is to just. do. something. We'll see what comes of this.
Check it out. Watch the videos, enjoy, comment and go create! #sessionswithcd #whowantstoduet #cdjdance
Oh and I almost forgot. While wrapping up I asked La 3 random questions: