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Interview with Julie Clark

by Eliza Ingle Julie Clark has just been named Associate Artistic Director of Annex Dance, the company she joined in 2011. I was able to talk to Julie by phone to ask about her growing responsibilities with one of Charleston’s

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Shared Spaces / Separate Places – No. 7

Kristin & Lisa It was an afternoon of huge smiles, catching up, and moving together when Kristin and Lisa Kwak reconnected on Zoom for their shared spaces/separate places improvisation.  They met in 2009 when Lisa made the very long journey

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Shared Spaces / Separate Places – No. 6

Sydni & Brailey Company member Sydni met Brailey Johnson when Annex collaborated with The Power Company Collaborative for the 2019 performances of THE RED SUITCASE.  We immediately thought of Brailey for shared spaces/separate places because we all enjoyed moving with

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Shared Spaces / Separate Places – No. 5

Julie & Chieh Julie reached out to the artistic director of Drye/Mariano Dance Co, Francesca Marinaro (Annex Dance Company member 2007-2011), for an opportunity to improvise with someone from her company.  Francesca connected Julie with Chieh Hsiusg, a NYC dance

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Shared Spaces / Separate Places – No. 4

Kristin & Vincent Kristin met Vincent Thomas in the hallway outside the George Mason University dance studios, and it was friendship at first site. Although the distance between them has continued to increase over the years, they always find a

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Shared Spaces / Separate Places – No. 3

Aimee & Jackie Aimee connected with former University of North Carolina at Greensboro classmate Jacquelyn Batten for a movement improvisation enhanced by musical selection and camera angles.  “Our words were SPIRAL and DISCOMFORT, so we played with how the music

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Shared Spaces / Separate Places – No. 2

Bethany, Angela & Christina Company apprentice Bethany met up with former College of Charleston classmates Angela Vecchione and Christina Hughes for a cross-country improvisation. Angela Vecchione, based in North Carolina and Christina Hughes, based in Salt Lake City, Utah recently

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Shared Spaces / Separate Places – No. 1

Aimee & Jena Company member Aimee met Jena Rose Barton at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. In their second year, they became close friends thanks to a classmate casting them in the same piece. They performed together every

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From Camper to Camp Director: Artistic Director Kristin Alexander’s Summers at Camp Ballibay

Started in 1964, Camp Ballibay for the Fine and Performing Arts has been a safe and inclusive environment for children to explore their passions in visual art, theatre, dance, and music for over fifty years. Situated high on a mountaintop

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