Sarah Rose earned her BA in Classics from Princeton University and will finish her MFA in Choreography and Performance from Florida State University in May, 2019. She has shown her choreography in Princeton, NJ, New York City, NY, Brooklyn, NY, Queens, NY, and Tallahassee, FL. Most recently she created the installation 90 Minutes which was presented by Chashama in the Urban Garden Room (NYC), June 26-28, 2018. In addition to her own work, she has performed professionally with DanielRose Projects, Gwen Welliver, Cassandra Cotta, Megan Lynn, Sarah Muskat, and others. As a student, she has performed in restagings or new works by Ann Carlson, Jawole Zollar, Gwen Welliver, Tiffany Rhynard, Bill T. Jones, Merce Cunningham, Doug Varone, Kyle Abraham, Trisha Brown, Zvi Gotheiner, Rebecca Lazier, and Adam Barruch. She is a trainee in the Boston Feldenkrais training program (2016-2020).
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.