I still distinctly remember trying on my very first recital costume when I was 5. I went crying to my mother because my thighs didn’t fit in the legs of the leotard and they were being squashed by the elastic.
Little did I know that this would be the first of many experiences I would have with my body being ‘wrong’ for dance.
I have spent my whole life in front of the mirror.
I started dancing when I was 4 years old and I absolutely fell in love with being in the studio and learning how to perform on stage. Continue reading
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As with any artistic project, what you start out to create takes on a life of its own and turns into exactly what it is meant to be.
While the creative journey may take a different path than originally expected, I find that the destination generally remains the same. It is what we discover along the journey that clarifies our true intentions. Continue reading
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Thank you for your interest in performing with Sasso & Company in our annual Spring Performance Series!
We are looking for established contemporary and modern dance artists from the Boston community to share an exciting variety of work with new and returning audiences. Sasso & Company aims to further the sense of connectivity in our local dance community through this collaborative performance opportunity. Continue reading
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On how to protect your choreography from being copied, an issue I have, unfortunately worried about as an artist:
““The technical moves themselves are like words for an author,” she says, and therefore are available for anyone to use… But, says Haye, “when you put a series of words together, they become paragraphs and therefore copyrightable.”
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I naively thought that once I started my company and had a season, that things would sort of roll forward from there.
I would have an audition, gain some new dancers, create more work, and have more performances. I knew that it would always be hard work., even the big, established companies such as Paul Taylor Dance Company, continually seek to grow and engage audiences in new and innovative ways (hence the change to Paul Taylor’s American Modern Dance).
I am excited to pour myself into Sasso & Company, but I did not anticipate I would be directing my second season from across the Atlantic Ocean.
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