Here's a quick Q+A with one of our three darling choreographers, Ashley Trottier, who's presenting a new work at our home season MIX.
Q: What inspires you about VIV?
A: What inspires me about viv is that it seems to be a group of rad women that know what they want, and are not afraid to go out and get it. The second part to that is that they do it with humility toward one another. Artists for artists, women for women -YES!
Q: What makes you excited about this collaboration?
A: It's actually the collaborative nature of this project that excites me. I am used to working with The Thick Rich Ones, which is also collaborative, but I know the performers pretty well. I have never worked with Roche or Sam, though I have seen them on stage and in class. I like making pieces with the performer in mind, so for all of us to get to know each other and make a work that ties in each of our personalities, is an appealing challenge. The beauty of collaboration is the process of making something that wouldn't exist without those involved. It's always fun to see what emerges from various relationships.
Q: What can you not get enough of right now?
A: I can't get enough of my brand-spankin-new daughter, Alice. She is the love of my life (next to my husband of course!), and it's all I can do to tear myself away from her to eat or sleep or take care of myself in any basic way. I'm addicted!
vîv presents MIX at Dance Mission Theater, SF, October 23-25.