Empath Mourning the Colonial Loop

A video installation project by Tacie Jones, PhD candidate in the Human-Centered Design program at Virginia Tech. 

Later Rain

An exploration of the kinetic experience of spiritual ecstasy through the lens of the American Pentecostal tradition. Choreography by Eric Mullis. 

Telephone Dance Project

The Telephone Dance Project (TDP) was the first long-distance performance experiment conducted by Mountain Empire Performance Collective. TDP turns the classic game of "telephone" into a long-distance collaboration tool. Over several months the four collaborators created choreographic material inspired by their own geographical location, transcribed it, and sent it to each other via snail mail letting each recipient reinterpret it as the the letter passed down the line.  These phrases are then used to create an improvisational score, directed by each participant in their own home state, bringing location and inspiration together.  Each performance is created anew, depending on the specific time and place occupied by the participants.  *Note: in this video, I am the first performer to appear.

Performances of the Telephone Project included the Mascher Space Cooperative, Philadelphia, PA; National Portrait Gallery and DancePlace, Washington, DC; Workbench and Salon Showing, Northampton, MA; Blacksburg, VA; {Re}Happening, Black Mountain College, Asheville, NC. 

Salt Marsh Suite

Premiere performance in the CUBE at Virginia Tech's Moss Arts Center, April 2014.  Choreography by Rachel Grant Rugh, Danah Bella and Ann Kilkelly with the dancers. 

Project Director: Carol Burch-Brown
Performance Director: Ann Kilkelly
Composer: Tohm Judson
Video Editor: Joan Grossman

There's No "Id" in Team

Choreography by Kaitlin McCarthy, 2013

Meanwhile: in Seattle

Choreography by Jurg Koch.  Performed in the Seattle International Dance Festival 2011

I am wearing an orange t-shirt for the first half of the piece, and later change into a red halter top.  Featured duet at 2:45, and also at 5:40.