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Happy birthday to me.

I'm super-duper excited to share what I've been working on this summer with you.  (Also, it's my birthday today.)  I have a couple interesting developments in store for fall... Read on for more!  I'll start with a link to a long-form interview on ThINKingDANCE that Kat J. Sullivan subjected me to in regards to my performance of Dance like no one likes you in SoLow Fest:

"All my work blends together. I’ve realized that I have one dance in me, and there’s not much dance in that dance."
Dancer/choreographer/producer extraordinaire Lauren Linder and I teamed up to put on a show (DOUBLE VISION: duets in dance) at YAW Theater in Seattle!  We performed in 40 Years Ago, 30 Years From Now - a duet Mindy Myers made on us when we were freshman in college, and some wonderful Seattle dancers (Sumaya Mulla-Carrillo and Ayako Shapiro) danced in loop: Author's Definitive Edition, a PDF dance I wrote and Lauren directed with input from the performers!
(photos by Erik Molano/Photon Factory)
 
Vervet Dance continued our day-long improvisation series In The Light with our longest show yet!  We danced and music-ed at The Iron Factory from sunrise to sunset: 5:31am to 8:31pm (What!?)  The work's score allows radical resting... so above is a picture of me spooned by Margot Electra Steinberg during one of my many naps!  We were also able to perform as part of Carnival de Resistance in Philadelphia!  These sets were much shorter, but in the balcony of a gorgeous church.
(photo by Jen Kertis-Veit)
The Naked Stark finally performed our feature-length Visible Structures in May!  My work with choreographer Katherine Kiefer Stark over the past three-plus years has seen many, many new iterations and excerpts of this large-scale project, and it was so wonderful to see it through completion in Encounters & Choices, The One, The Other One, & The Many, and Power Suite.
(photos by Jen Kertis-Veit)
I finished my fourth season with Anne-Marie Mulgrew & Dancers Company in June!  For the company's 32nd year in Philadelphia, we performed the vignette-filled Strange Dreams.  We were reviewed by Melissa Strong in the Broad Street Review, and I got a shout-out!
"Boyt has an uncanny ability to move seamlessly between movements and roles that are traditionally “masculine” and “feminine.” For instance, Boyt’s pirouette in “L’Amour” was as good as a ballerina’s."

Later in July, Jorge Rullan and I performed our duet L'Amour in three shows at the Koresh Artist Showcase!
(photos by Julianne Harris)
The Sean Thomas Boyt Dance Project Experience Company, LLC TM has been flexing its outreach and education arm this summer.  After finishing a successful studio recital season in June, a new PDF Dance Rapid Expressive Movement Assessment was performed at a whole bunch of farmers markets in Boston by the Day de Dada Art Nurses.  I also had the opportunity to give ballet master classes to students at URJ 6 Points Creative Arts Academy in West Chester, PA, a Jewish, arts-oriented summer camp!
One of my newest pieces is a big mish-mash of some of the dance theater (tanz theatre?) works I've done in the past. Dance like no one likes you was performed as part of SoLow Fest in June at Performance Garage, and got repeat performances at popular bar Tattooed Mom in Philadelphia and at the beautiful Dixon Place in New York City as part of HOT! Festival.
At Philadelphia Dance Day, I premiered a new solo, burn-in!  Earlier that day I taught a workshop on beginning improvisation to a group of more than thirty students... Movin' on up!
(photo by Adam Suh)
Andy Thierauf and I (aka stb x at) were selected to perform our evening length work Blanc & Bonk at SMUSH Gallery in Jersey City, New Jersey!  Our duet included fifteen song-and-dance numbers and just as many dresses!
Coming up....

I'll be participating in the Philadelphia Fringe Festival's Digital Fringe!  Starting September 6th, a brand-new collection of PDF Dances will be accessible on my website for How To Dance.  Because you're so special to me.... I've uploaded things a little early  Shhh!  It's a secret!

On August 19th, I'll finally have the Des Moines debut of my choreography!  I'll perform burn-in and Andy and I be will performing we're all dancing on a cliff together at the Viking Theatre at Grandview College as part of the August Dance Festival produced by Hurley & Dancers and Tandem Theatre and Dance Co.

On August 20th, I'll be flying halfway across the world to begin teaching English in Japan!  I'll be living in Nishinomiya, Hyogo, and will be giving classes to young children, school kids, and adults.  Don't worry - I'm not quitting dance... This is just my new "real people job" for a bit!
Wish me luck, and let's keep in contact!

xoxo,
STB
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