by Nicole Harris
With reACT reBUILD reCOLLECT just around the corner we wanted to give you a more in depth look at some of the work that will be performed. Here is a quick interview with choreographer and performer, Sarah Feinberg!
Sarah has been dancing with Monkeyhouse on and off for several years and we are thrilled to see what she's been building with Elizabeth Powers. In addition to premiering a new work she has restaged Connexa, which she choreographed with Nikki Sao Pedro-Welch. Sarah will also be dancing in choreography by Elyssa Berg and Elizabeth Powers.
Friday, July 27th @ 8pm
665 Salem St, Malden, MA
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Nicole Harris: You are building a duet for yourself and Elizabeth Powers. How are you working rehearsals? Do you build work together? Are you responsible for coming up with material?
Sarah Feinberg: A combination of strategies has been used. We have developed phrases collaboratively by improvising together, I have come up with and taught phrases and we have improvised with the phrases I have come up with to develop new versions.
SF: Musings have been a great opportunity to try out ideas and get feedback. I had some improvisational prompts that I started with but then got stuck when it came to setting choreography. I was challenged by Karen during a musing to come up with a phrase to teach and then use the improvisational prompts I had been playing with in conjunction with the phrase. This was a major turning point in the choreographic process for me. The phrase I came up with that day ended up laying the foundation for the entire piece.
SF: One of my favorite moments was when the last bit of choreography came together and all of a sudden I had an ending to my piece. I had initially came in to rehearsal that day with a very different plan for a possible ending and as we were working through the choreography the ending came naturally and that was that.
N: In addition to your new duet you will be setting Connexa, a piece you built with Nikki Sao Pedro-Welch, on Olivia Scharff and Sam Mullen. How has it been going back to that piece? What has changed when you set it on new dancers?
SF: It has been a lot of fun getting to revisit this piece again. Sam and Olivia have been wonderful to work with and the piece looks great on them! I love seeing what they bring to the characters and how