Nicole Klaymoon's Embodiment Project is currently developing our latest dance/theater production, "Of Her Rib," in collaboration with singer-songwriter Valerie Troutt. Through street dance, theater, spoken word, and live song, we explore the ever-evolving redefinition of the feminine and masculine.
Gender roles within our current social climate remain volatile. The destruction of mother earth, violence towards women, repression of feminine strength, and narrow standards of beauty in the media, escalating anxiety, fear, and helplessness, all work to isolate and dislocate people leaving us without a unified sense of purpose.
Recognizing and transcending our own personal hurtles, EP's performers discover how to carve our own gender identities in a society with conflicted and often destructive gender standards. With the understanding that change must begin with the self, EP forges an innovative intersection of text and movement to promote social change and restore a collective awareness between company members and participant audiences.
Founded by Nicole Klaymoon in 2009, Embodiment Project’s mission is to explore movement and the body as central sources of and vessels for collaborative artistic expression. Embodiment Project bridges the traditional divide separating the so-called “high art” of modern dance and “street” dances which, while rarely performed in Western theatrical contexts, are nonetheless longstanding cultural traditions. By abstracting different underground styles from their traditional performance contexts to reinterpret them as concert dance, Embodiment Project (EP) presents movement that purposefully and productively transforms socially accepted ways of embodying race, sexuality, femininity and masculinity.
We need help covering some big expenses:
Theater rental: $2700
Lighting design: $500
Musicians fee: $800
Promotional materials: $500
Artist fees (including production crew): $2000
- (30 days)