With vision and openness
With the divisiveness that has come to the forefront of our daily lives, I finally embrace that there is no more vital way to help balance the scales than as an artist. Not just to create work that brings awareness, stimulates dialogue and activism, but even more, to bring beauty into this world through collaborative creation and community engagement. Work reflective of our natural world and interconnectedness. Work that reaches into the soul and asks the hard and vulnerable questions, that navigates this life through the beauty of dance, music, art, writing... creativity. Work that brings people together in a moment away from their technologically connected lives.
empower others to find their voice
Approaching the twenty year mark as a choreographer in 2018, it has been a most humbling education in human behavior, humanity’s hidden brilliance, and our ability to find strength in vulnerability. I have seen first hand, through the creative process, how one’s voice can be recovered, discovered, introduced… how dance has the power to heal... how empathy and compassion can transform lives and bridge divides… one person at a time, one creation at a time. There is no choice but to continue to follow the creative current... together. ~GP