I have to be honest with you... I haven't felt this vulnerable when showing work in a long... well maybe ever. Hot Air is researching themes of fear, safety, who is assumed to be dangerous, and the historic and stereotypical images around the cis-gendered white female. We are embodying the nuances of the diaphragm and moving into and from visceral sensation. At the same time we are "shaking the earth with our pelvic floors!" (Which is something I yelled while in rehearsal.) I want to know what role I have in the witness and assumed aesthetic of somatic influenced dance. I am creating a dance that exists by experiencing the metaphors within the functional anatomy of the diaphragm and it's organic relationships. And then there is horror. They are just born giants, too big to cuddle. We don't trust these monsters even though we don't know if they are dying or if they have just finished a kill. So we watch them confused and in some ways maybe detesting their bloody mouths and shaking flesh. And in that.. that is where the dance has been planted.