Choreographer explores movement after a fall
By Christopher Andreae for The Christian Science Monitor
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND – West Coast choreographer Jess Curtis is not afraid of words.
"Words and movement mesh for me," he says. "I have always been a very interdisciplinary person and performer."
Though dance was his primary interest in school, he also studied music, sports, writing, and theater. He encouraged dancers to take acting classes, and actors to take dancing classes. "In choreography classes, I was always the one getting into trouble for talking," he says.
Mr. Curtis's newest dance- theater work, "fallen," reflects his multifarious interests. It combines music, dance, theater, and text. Five texts, in fact, powerfully written and measuredly spoken by Curtis. click for more