MAXINE HEPPNER : CREATIONS

Blossom

 

Blossom : Description of work

Blossom
Commissioned by “Older & Reckless” March 2010

The process
 

As choreographer I create from internal impulses that I translate into simple motifs that I set on interpreters and then develop as I see the work from the outside. My main question to myself for this project: how I (not external dancers) embody and externalize these internal elements so that an audience sees what I’m imagining and sensing.

 

This project successfully had me re-enter a new work of my own as both dancer and choreographer, as for the previous 5 years or more my choreography has been ostensibly for other interpreters, and my performance has been small roles within those pieces or remounts of past works.

 

To this end I set up a process with private practice and creation time and a lot of open feedback time. 

 

Blossom: Credits

Choreographer / Dancer

Maxine Heppner 

Outside-eye, rehearsal director

Jessica Runge

Mentor

Denise Fujiwara

Composer

Andrew Timar

Musicians

Andrew Timar, Araz Salek

Theme collaborators

Miguel Frasconi, Takako Segawa

Designer

Maxine Heppner

Production associate

Jiv Parasram

Development through Older & Reckless with:

Claudia Moore, Kate Alton, Viv Moore, Sylvie Bouchard, Sashar Zarif, Julia Sasso

Producer of Older & Reckless

MoonHorse Dance Theatres 

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