Independent Dance Artist
Bettina Neuhaus & Eva Karczag, Vapour Sketches, 2015
Photo detail: Luca S
“Everything in life, is a question of drawing a line, John, and you have to decide for yourself where to draw it. You can't draw it for others. You can try, of course, but it doesn't work. People obeying rules laid down by somebody else is not the same thing as respecting life. And if you want to respect life, you have to draw a line.”
Here Is Where We Meet ― John Berger
Independent Dance Artists come in many forms
The artists who have most profoundly inspired our performance practice emerged from the Judson Dance Theater
and the fallout created by its experimental spirit.
Many of us whose practice has been inspired by the Judson Dance Theater have an interest in creating work and performing.
Respectful attitude towards
self and others
Respect for the body
Respect for the individual
Respect for the material
Respect for the work
Opens new ways of thinking and working.
We can be presented with different possibilities than the ones we alone would be able to generate. These can offer us productive questions about our habitual ways of approaching our work.
“As artists that make up ROAR, we value the pause, the failure, the flexibility to not follow the consumerist cycle that institutions are beholden to. We value the possibility of a radical journey into what it means to continue and how. We value that we don’t exactly know and can sit within that space and listen.”
Working in a larger context
Some of the places where we have taught and/or currently teach.