Because of their ephemeral nature, dance works require a steward, someone to pass them onward and upward to a new generation. Often, this is accomplished through trusts, répétiteurs, and oral, written, and digital records. Although these methods preserve dance in a literal form, they can create a monologue where one entity tells another what to do.
Armada Dance’s Jen Roit looks at it differently. Pieces by our forbearers are opportunities for dialogue, to converse in the present with the past. In her Master Series, she selects iconic solos by lauded choreographers and reimagines them — not in an exact way, but one that divines the magic within. To that end, she searches for works danced by their makers. She says . . .
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Jen Roit of Armada Dance; Photo by Stephen Delas Heras