ARTIST SPOTLIGHT 11: CARTE BLANCHE PERFORMANCE
Get to know Shandoah Goldman, Artistic Director and choreographer, and 11 of 12 presented artists during our upcoming performance series, Volume VI, Issue I. from March 11 to 13, 2016. Carte Blanche Performance creates works which offer an avant-garde framework for contemporary performance. Learn more about Shandoah on our Artist Spotlight and see her work in Program 01: Female Form + Program 04: Sound Score.
CARTE BLANCHE PERFORMANCE
Three words that Describe your Choreography
Contextual, Metaphoric, Compositional
Shandoah Goldman is Artistic Director ofCarte Blanche Performance. She holds a MA from London Contemporary Dance School as well as a BA from Bennington College. Shandoah gives herself Carte Blanche as she takes her creative process by storm to create works for both urban and rural landscapes, private events and screen, as these untraditional venues become her 'stage'. Shandoah builds work with an audience in mind who are attracted to an experience where the action goes beyond the 'fourth wall' as the audience permeates the performers space. From forty dancers on the Broadway sidewalk of NYC's Flatiron building to a rooftop performance for an audience of one, she creates with the notion that anything is possible.
About Shandoah's Creative Process
My artistic practice is centered around creating site-specific dance as well as works for film and stage. As a member of this present artistc current which mixes a spectrum of disciplines and cross-cultural influences into the work, my creative process includes elements of movement, costume, sound, light, location, text and video. I am interested in exaggerating our human movement vocabulary with all its layers of poetic content. Eager to invite life's intricacies into my work to be dissected, re-arranged, formalized and questioned, I am inspired by the Post-Modern era, voyages to foreign lands and the somatic experience.
What choreographers are you influenced by?
My influences include Pina Bausch for her brilliant dance-theatre genre contribution, Trisha Brown for her movement studies, Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker, Wim Vadekeybus, and Almodovar for his use of color character, and location.
What is your most memorable moment as an artist, thus far?
Requesting the NYPD to close down the sidewalk along the Flatiron building for my site-specific performance, and having the head of the precinct say 'yes,' without hesitation. I never dreamed a policeman would be instrumental in manifesting my artistic vision, only in New York City!