Presence is the driving force of my work. Presence as a performer, artist, aerialist, creator, installation creator and visual artist, as well as an audience member. I aim to unify the space with full embodiment of those on stage and those in the role of viewer. Through this unification, a community that fosters continued presence is built. Presence can vary from the full commitment to actions by the performer, to questioning and viewing of a piece of art or theatre by the audience member.
I believe the performer's work is at finding this presence as a character and performer, this cultivation is what promotes the interest of the spectator in performances. An audience member will be more interested in what is happening with the performer if the performer invests in how they are present in each instance on the stage as it occurs and not only in presenting the narrative or movement. This holds true for installation and visual art as well. An artist must be present and embodied with all creations to allow for the intent to pass to others.
This growth of presence and embodiment fosters a conversation, and with conversation community begins to bloom, be it through a pure entertainment based production or work that is demanding and political.