by Nicole Harris
Here's another new choreographer we interviewed for National Choreography Month! Thank you, Caitlin Canty!
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N: Who are some of your favorite choreographers?
C: I have so many! I often find myself caught between a theatrical space and a more formal space, and take a lot of inspiration from all ends of that spectrum. Right now I'm especially inspired by Faye Driscoll, Beth Gill, Jack Ferver, and Juliana May, but the list is never ending.
N: What changes in your process to build a piece in such a short time span (one month)? How long do you usually take to create work?
C: I actually felt fairly comfortable within the one month time span, I've been groomed to work in one-month time chunks in school where we only took one class at a time for almost exactly a month. Outside of that frame though, I usually take at least a few months to create a piece.
C: I'm actually creating a solo for myself. This is fairly outside of my comfort zone, as usually I like to work with a big cast and I don't like to perform in my own work. This summer I created and performed a solo for the first time, and it's a form that I'm excited to continue working in. In this process I have found that as a dancer it is a lot harder to listen to my own direction than it is to listen to the direction of others.