I want to create a piece of work that details the dwindling of a super power, the shift from of a land of eternal optimism to eternal debt. Teen Fagz Rule this Hood is an American Tale out of the mindset of Appalachian Spring, Revelations, and other Americana based work. Eliciting sensory perceptions of ideas in order to experience identity. The ideas present are a cruxus between Midwesternism*, commercialization, and countercultures in geographic isolation.
Choreographically, the attempt is made to sever observation and presentation. To create scores out of patterns that come naturally to performers and choreographic intent. Working with these to create patterns of abstract thought and meaning. These are accomplished via theatrical scores, which detail specificities of movement without dictating the performers state. The idea is to always allow the performer a degree of choice and freedom within the composition.
*Midwesternism – Political clout gained through appeals to populism and the subsequent regionalization created by political control, impending control creates socialized stigma through typified associations. See example Kansas
About the Artist: Born on Friday April 13, 1984, JLTMcK has appeared on a couple dimensions but can’t seem to break the 5th one. A multi hyphenate, who holds all hyphens at an arm’s distance. Born in the Great Plains Region, educated in Minnesota, India and California where he has been for the past 9 years. At 18 he began his first technical study of Indian Kathak. At 23 through serendipitous circumstance he stepped into a class with Sean Greene, formerly of the Lewitsky Dance Company, and was forever altered. Four hours of technique classes a week quickly evolved into a full-fledged obsession as he indiscriminately threw himself into any technical observation whatsoever. His process engages in sifting the space between performance/dance, creating an exploratory process of the lineage of modern movement in contemporary society, and exploring that history as a dialogue to create contemporaries of the future.