what does it mean to be a woman? what does it mean to be a woman in America? how do we create an alternative geography that follows the existing map but develops from a logic other than the dominant logic of the nation state?
In the american / woman project, I am traveling around the country to collaborate with a woman dance artist in each state. My mission: to create a solo for each artist based on her interests and personal history.
In 2022, I will be working with dance artists from states across the country, including New Jersey, Wisconsin, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, Arkansas, Washington, and Nevada.
ANI JAVIAN (NEW JERSEY)
I feel like I understand the world through my body… I understand how I’m feeling because of listening to my body. I understand my relationship to other people because of how my body senses the space around me, or energy, or like… environment, or tone, or emotional temperature, because I’ve been listening to my body for so long….