Aaron M. Wood

Teacher/Choreographer/Mixed-Media Designer

The Genius of the Crowd

We are each experts of our own life stories. Our bodies serve as the physical repository of our lived narratives. The book of our humanhood includes chapters in relationships, service, work, education, gender identity, citizenship, social beliefs, political ideologies, religion, sexuality, and many additional essays. While we each have our own unique experience with regards to these chapters, there is one common experience, and that happens to be the human experience; our humanhood. Inspired by "Men in the Cities" by artist Robert Longo and the words from poet Charles Bukowski's "The Genius of the Crowd", this contemporary dance piece is an evocative illustration of group allegiance and self-compromise. This work has been selected to perform at the 2017 ACDA Northwest Regional Conference held in Eugene, OR. Dancers: Ashley Rivera, Isabelle Talbert, Sharleen Van Patten with Lyllandra Doelitzsch, Kylee Guidry, and Amanda Stubblefield Soundscore created by: Aaron M. Wood with music from Mike Wall Hold Still, Rapa, Heavens Dust, Hecq Lost, and Charles Bukowski The Genius of the Crowd Costume Design: Kylie Cosgrove Original Projection/Multi-Media: Aaron M. Wood Photos by: Alan Brockett
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