Artist Spotlight No. 3: Guest Artist Jordan Isadore
Know first about Jordan Isadore, a dancer and choreographer and No. 3 of 13 presented artists during Volume V, Issue I. Jordan's creative process involves splicing moment, mixing it up, retrograding pieces, and a little bit of chance. Read more about Jordan on our Artist Spotlight.
Three words that describe your choreography:
Limitless, Outrageous, Witty
Jordan Isadore is a dancer/choreographer originally from Northern California. He received his B.F.A. in Dance from California State University Long Beach in 2009. Post graduation Isadore worked with Los Angeles company BodyTraffic, performing works by Barak Marshall and Alex Ketley. In 2011 he relocated to New York where he’s worked with Christopher Williams, Andrea Miller, Sydney Skybetter, Jennifer Edwards, and most recently Shen Wei Dance Arts. In addition to working with these choreographers Isadore is one of the creators and editors of the blog, SARADUJOUR.COM, where he and San Francisco based artist Nicole Bridgens remix contemporary dance, pop culture, and dance history.
About Jordan's Creative Process
I view the creative process as if I were a DJ. Taking movements that already exist, splicing them, retrograding them, and mashing them up to create something new. The majority of my work starts from an unresolved fantasy, leading to a collaged process and chance.
Do you work in other mediums other than dance? Any other special talents?
I know how to sew, knit, paint, and build things!
What is your most memorable moment as an artist, thus far?
Having the chance to perform at the Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersberg, Russia with Shen Wei Dance Arts.