ArtSake caught up briefly with FY08 Choreography fellow Alisia Waller. She is a member of Mobius, a co-founder of The And So No Sin Performance Troupe, as well as a fight and dance choreographer, physical comedian, dancer, drag performer, stage fighter, video and performance artist and sometime sculptor and comix artist. Well bust my buttons, let’s see what else she’s been up to.
The first piece I completed and presented in formal performance after receiving my fellowship is entitled “(do not) go gentle”
Our latest completed work w/ the mellifluous title “Control Efforts:
Ongoing (variable: candy)”. This piece takes inspiration from dog bite preventing techniques and various (often conflicting) techniques for training (ie: communicating with) dogs.
Minimalist Update: I will be going to Beijing in August to perform as part of the OPEN Arts Festival there and we’re hoping for our next full evening show (the first since the fellowship) to happen in December, pending various presentation space complications. Here’s a sample of some images from the OPEN Arts festival in 2008.
And the animal friendly people here at ArtSake want to give a shout out Alisia’s cat Miss Kitka who told us in a separate interview that she is waiting for her human companion to create a piece about cats!