I’m really glad that Performance Mix #34: Remotely Yours turned out to be so productive for me. I was able to wrap my head around the ideas that were all circling in my head.
A solo which contemplates the act of dancing, the lightness of being and the weight of aging, Portrait of A Dancer shifts effortlessly between pedestrian movement and full bodied dance. Faulkner employs her unique style of movement – liquid floor phrases, delicate articulation, both awkward and elegant – to portray a woman in the midst of unraveling her existence and her relationship to dance.
Emily Faulkner is the artistic director of Emily Faulkner Dance. She has been dancing, choreographing and improvising in New York City for more than 20 years. Her work has been presented by the 92nd Street Y, Movement Research at the Judson Church, the Philadelphia Fringe Festival, the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, New Dance Alliance, Wesleyan University and many other organizations and venues. She has performed the works of many choreographers, including Yvonne Meier (in the Bessie awarding-winning The Shining), D.D. Dorvillier, and Jennifer Lacey. An AmSat certified Alexander Technique teacher since 1999, Faulkner teaches Improvisation and Alexander Technique. Faulkner is currently on the faculty of Movement Research and a guest Artist at Wesleyan University. She has taught at Balance Arts Center, the Freedom to Move Conference and the American Society of Alexander Teachers’ AGM. In addition, Faulkner hosts and curates “Tea Dances”, an eclectic afternoon series of established and emerging choreographers.