When we first started Treehouse Shakers, we had to discover how our creative process would work. Over the years, we perfected our process. I wrote the script and then the words and the story were infused with choreography. This process worked for us for many years. But no artist can keep making art in the same way. Otherwise it becomes stagnant, boring to the maker, and then boring for the viewer. With Hatched I wanted to push the creative process in a new way. Making a piece for such young children, I wanted the story to be visual, tactile, auditory. There are no words in Hatched. Only the sounds of the animals and the musician's live score. To think I made a story without my most beloved companions--words--amazes me.
|Audience Members During Hatched: Our tactile part of the performance for very young audiences|
|Under The Tangle Rehearsal, August 2013. Dancers were given images by the |
choreographer to help build the movement story. Images on floor by Jaime Zollars.
Bottom Photo by Ashley Chavonne