Small-scale performance, often in collaboration with musicians, is an ongoing part of my research practice. A selection is below.

By the Throat (2010-2013)
This solo takes a spit-second moment—realization that one is in imminent danger—and blows it up to create an environment where the dancer is simultaneously pursuer and pursued. The situation may be “real,”—a dark forest with unknown animals, or involve psychological presences. This work explores the visceral and felt aspects of these conditions as the dancer makes her way from danger to safety. The music score includes the sounds of live animals. (10 minutes)

Choreography/Performance: Megan Nicely
Music: Ben Frost

Performance History:
August 2012, MilkBar, Oakland, CA (premiere)
February 2013, Cool NY Dance Festival, Brooklyn
June 2011, Dance Theater Workshop, New York (workshop showing)
2010, Bare Bones Butoh, San Francisco, CA

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Outside the Box: In Memory of Trisha Brown (2017)
Performance History:
Dionysian Festival, Mary Sano School of Duncan Dance, San Francisco;
Stanford University

 

Familiar (2016)
with original music by Erick Scheid
Performance History: 
Dionysian Festival, Mary Sano School of Duncan Dance, San Francisco

 

Inventing Solitude (2015)
Performance History: 
Bare Bones Butoh, San Francisco 

 

Sonic Body Improv (2014)
with Deborah Karp and Jim Brashear
Performance History: 
Sonic Body Series, San Francisco

 

Fragile (2014)
with Shoshana Greene
Performance History: 
Bare Bones Butoh, San Francisco 

 

Improvisation (2012)
Performance History: 
For 20 Points of View, Luna Dance Institute, Berkeley

 

Homegrown (2008)
Performance History: 
New York Butoh Festival, Brooklyn, NY