Originally from the Boston area, Sarah Rose began her training at A Dancer's Dream in Marblehead, MA. She graduated from Princeton University (class of 2014) with a degree in Classics and a certificate in dance under the direction of Susan Marshall. After graduation she worked as a freelance dancer and choreographer in New York City. She has shown her choreography in Princeton, NJ, New York City, NY, Brooklyn, NY, Queens, NY, and Tallahassee, FL. Rose has also had the pleasure of working in an administrative capacity for The Vail International Dance Festival, Gibney Dance, 621 Gallery, and as a grant writer for Anabella Lenzu/Dance Drama and Megan Lynn/Asterial Dance. She is currently an MFA candidate at Florida State University (2016-2019).
My research begins from a question of habit. Why do certain movement pathways, spatial choices, timing structures recur for me? Do I need to override them? I set up systematic choreographic experiments which provide me with a deeper awareness of these subconscious choices.
These investigations result in constantly evolving choreographic work. As the nature of the experiments change, the product also changes. It is stabilized in its instability, however, by the constancy found in the relationships between a certain set of bodies continuing to iterate themselves over time. The result speaks broadly to interpersonal relationships.
My work does not assume any known structures of dance presentation. It questions use of time, body in performance, body in practice, documentation, space ... a constantly growing list. It challenges me, it challenges the performers, it challenges the viewer on the junction of habit, awareness, and expectation.