Performance

Mirror Dancing

2015 - Present

Mirror dancing is an investigation of the conversations I have within myself, visualized through my body. I appropriate the lyrics and/or the rhythm of existing songs to give myself messages. I become my own idol, savior, messenger, and/or advisor. I confront

Method Notes

Performance

Mirror Dancing

2015 - Present

Mirror dancing is an investigation of the conversations I have within myself, visualized through my body. I appropriate the lyrics and/or the rhythm of existing songs to give myself messages. I become my own idol, savior, messenger, and/or advisor. I confront

Method Notes

Method

  1. Assess my mood (what am I experiencing?).

  2. Select a song that guides my experience with its rhythms and lyrics.

  3. Find a mirror.

  4. Play the song, dance and sing it to myself; perform with my own reflection.

  5. Let it all out: take in the lyrics, take in the rhythm, take in the reflection, and let it all become one–based on the truth of the moment. Make it all real within myself.

Notes

How can I be my very own life coach, my most daring seducer and lover, and/or my own worst enemy? I explore all these roles, and I build on the power of the original creators and performers to re-contextualize the song–for delivering my own message to myself. The performance serves me. It is my own investigation and growth as a human being.

I want to have power over the messages that I deliver to myself and be powerful enough to deliver them to myself with my own reflection. It does not matter that I am not perfect.

I often see myself in others–I feel the power of the outside, the others. When do I see myself and my own power? Mirror Dancing shares my daily ritual in dancing with myself.

It is an exercise in self-acceptance, in non-judgment, in letting go, in letting myself be, in being free– making my private ritual seen.

I want to have power over the messages that I deliver to myself.