RULE OF THUMB
a collaborative dance-theater performance that looks at how we learned to be girls
How do we live in our bodies? What has shaped our identity? How do we survive transitional moments? Rule of Thumb was a three year collaborative project with Atlanta-based choreographer, Lori Teague. Together they examine the landmarks and influential voices or constructs that have shaped their identity. They studied natural states of being– those that create resiliency, those that emerge from authenticity, and those that offer mechanisms for survival. Sharing their process with different communities has been critical to their process as they continue to build this work that was inspired by Teague’s 1992 piece by the same name.
Rule Of Thumb was created with support from the Motion Pacific Artist Residency program and a grant from the Network of Ensemble Theaters’ Travel and Exchange Network (NET/TEN), supported by lead funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
Rule of Thumb premiered at the Schwartz Theater at Emory University in 2018.