- Satori Circus
- 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
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- Over the past 12 years, I have had the honor and privilege with working with some of Michigan’s wonderfully talented artists - dancers, painters, poets, illustrators, musicians, contortionists, aerialists, photographers, mimes, sculptors and the people behind the DAMNED event. It has been amazing and beautiful, and the friendships that have come out of that event have become lifelong friends. When I was asked 12 years ago to perform for a new event that was delving into the macabre, the mysterious and the dark art underworlds, I had no clue as to what I was going to do. The engineers/creators behind this event gave me full reign to jump into something I wasn’t quite clear on, that I possessed. Another side to SATORI CIRCUS. Prior to this time, I had always loved movement…slow, physical, surreal and far reaching…which for me was Butoh Movement. It had always intrigued me, but I never incorporated it into anything I was doing as SATORI CIRCUS, until DAMNED! Given the encouragement to develop something specifically for DAMNED, ignited my curiosity into movement and Butoh. Now granted, I am not a dancer by any means, but in being the type of performer I am who draws heavily on the physical and athleticism from sports and movement, I took what I do and did presently in my shorter pieces to create longer, intense movement pieces. From the very first time I hit the DAMNED stage in 2008 with a movement piece, I became addicted. DAMNED has allowed me as a performance artist and human, to go deep into my soul and personal history, enabling me to retell stories in a visceral and visual way I haven’t done in the past. It’s given me the opportunity to crawl deep inside and given me the latitude to go way outside a box I thought I was already way on the outside of. I cherish each and every DAMNED event and look forward to it so that I can stretch my boundaries and learn from each journey. Thanks Anthony, Joe and Dekilah for trusting me and giving me freedom to yet find another part of myself as SATORI CIRCUS. Much Love!! OXOX/sc