( Image Below: Performance at Trolley Dances San Diego 2016. Photo: Manuel Rotenberg.) Quick Overview for 2017 extends past the jump. I was awarded a New England Foundation of The Arts, National Dance Project Production Grant 2016 to produce a new work to Premiere in 2018. 2017 I have a MANCC Residency in April. In May 2017 I have tentatively scheduled a residency hosted by Philip Channels of Dance Integrated Australia with support from Critical Path.
These two projects featuring my dance work on crutches held much in common. They were both dance for camera projects involving dancing and skating through an urban environment while staying in range and in frame for a steady-cam operator who followed each movement to the best of their ability. Both projects involved collaborating with director Joey Garfield and since their completion both have received overwhelmingly positive reactions by their respective audiences.
above: see hd here updated 2015 https://youtu.be/3m5kC_t5IGo Music Video: Artist: RJD2 Track "Work It Out" Direction Joey Garfield, Choreography and Performance Bill Shannon 2007
above: Ad Campaign: Visa "Flow" Europe, Direction Joey Garfield, Choreography and Performance Bill Shannon 2009
My playful departure
Above: Finally pulled off a freeze ( "Crossed-Lean Freeze from Shannon Technique" out of a flare.@ 0:14 Not the prettiest flare ever but sticking the end makes it postable. Been trying to come out of flares for years with something that is more dynamic than just putting my feet down.
This post is intended to be a roundup of recent activities and not the final word on any of the works here.
ABOVE: "Liquid Light" Site Specific Video and Performance at Long Pond, Wellfleet MA presented as a part of Fleetmoves Dance Festival 2013. photo by Whitney Brown. This work focused on the kinetic nature of the video rig and its placement in a large body of water to allow for a live birdseye view of my continuous circuitous performance in the water for the camera above. I wanted to show and perform the fluidity of my many years of swimming to the audience on the shore. The only sport of my childhood years that was medically approved. "Dancer in Chair" and new street persona after the jump.