This is an untitled dance about butts. (2015) | Photo credit: Emma Dolhai | Click image for video. Choreographed & performed by Sarah Esser Music: Giovanni Batitista Bononcini, performed by Lavinia Bertotti Because I never asked you to touch my butt at the train station that Sunday.

This is an untitled dance about butts. (2015) | Photo credit: Emma Dolhai | Click image for video.
Choreographed & performed by Sarah Esser
Music: Giovanni Batitista Bononcini, performed by Lavinia Bertotti

Because I never asked you to touch my butt at the train station that Sunday.

TOYBOAT (2015) | Photo credit: Ashley Garrett | Click image for video. Choreographed & performed by Sarah Esser & Chuck Wilt Rehearsal Assistant: Hollie Reidy Original score by Stephan Adamow Voice by Laurent Mazouer An exploration of fluency vs. learning, tongue twisters of the body, & the simultaneous generation of language & movement.

TOYBOAT (2015) | Photo credit: Ashley Garrett | Click image for video.
Choreographed & performed by Sarah Esser & Chuck Wilt
Rehearsal Assistant: Hollie Reidy
Original score by Stephan Adamow
Voice by Laurent Mazouer

An exploration of fluency vs. learning, tongue twisters of the body, & the simultaneous generation of language & movement.

She (2013) | Photo credit: Joseph Henry Ritter Choreography by Sarah Esser Danced by Rebecca Bass & Rebecca Walden of the Columbia Ballet Collaborative Music: Bjork, Me'shell Ndgeocello, Dmitri Shostakovich Images by Pablo Picasso, John Singer Sargent Discovering female sexuality & complexity through timeless paintings of strong women.

She (2013) | Photo credit: Joseph Henry Ritter
Choreography by Sarah Esser
Danced by Rebecca Bass & Rebecca Walden of the Columbia Ballet Collaborative
Music: Bjork, Me'shell Ndgeocello, Dmitri Shostakovich
Images by Pablo Picasso, John Singer Sargent

Discovering female sexuality & complexity through timeless paintings of strong women.

Isn't It Pretty to Think So? (2013) | Photo credit: Jo Chiang | Click image for video. Choreographed by Sarah Esser Danced by Rebecca Bass, Nico Gonzales, & Nick Grubbs Music by Eric Satie, Yann Tiersen Video by Jo Chiang Questioning power dynamics, gendered relationships, love, & extreme intimacy.

Isn't It Pretty to Think So? (2013) | Photo credit: Jo Chiang | Click image for video.
Choreographed by Sarah Esser
Danced by Rebecca Bass, Nico Gonzales, & Nick Grubbs
Music by Eric Satie, Yann Tiersen
Video by Jo Chiang

Questioning power dynamics, gendered relationships, love, & extreme intimacy.

X (a self-portrait) (2013) | Click image for video. Choreography by Sarah Esser in collaboration with the dancers Danced by Adrianna Aguilar, Rebecca Bass, Julia Discenza, Julia Eisen, Sarah Esser, Nico Gonzales, Cat Haber, Nicholas Jon, Sarah Silverblatt-Buser, Zoe Tippl, Sade Udoh-Warren, Ivy Vega, & Hye-Jin Yun Music by Ray Lamontagne, James Blake, Wild Child, Mumford & Sons Self-portraits in three dimensions.  How would I paint my own portrait?

X (a self-portrait) (2013) | Click image for video.
Choreography by Sarah Esser in collaboration with the dancers
Danced by Adrianna Aguilar, Rebecca Bass, Julia Discenza, Julia Eisen, Sarah Esser, Nico Gonzales, Cat Haber, Nicholas Jon, Sarah Silverblatt-Buser, Zoe Tippl, Sade Udoh-Warren, Ivy Vega, & Hye-Jin Yun
Music by Ray Lamontagne, James Blake, Wild Child, Mumford & Sons

Self-portraits in three dimensions.  How would I paint my own portrait?