I am interested in the evolution of moments, time. I am interested in people and how we move through the world together, the functions of language. I am interested in performativity; the intersection between disciplines, collaboration, and negotiation of space/s. I wonder about capacity and potential, physics, physical interaction, relationships. I am inspired by small things, details, body systems, subtlety, nuance and movement in 360 degrees. I am interested in form as a question. I am interested in how shifting perception changes how a person understands information and how this works inside of performance. I am interested in what constitutes performance in all its formality and casualty. I am interested in engaging dance making that serves to cultivate relationships between people and their environment in new and unexpected ways. I am interested in choreography and the many complex, faceted layers it offers. I am interested in theatricality. I am interested in empowering people to empower themselves through the modalities of teaching and performance. I am interested in work that transforms and takes me with it. I am interested in what bodies know and how they learn. I believe movement research is vital to the world we live in. I want to create a larger container for performance context; I am actively working to create more space in the world for this research.
Emily Aust holds an MFA in Dance Theatre from the University of California San Diego. Her primary dance and performance studies include: Contemporary Dance techniques; Improvisation ensemble collaboration, Contact Improvisation, writing and Classical and Contemporary Theatre performance techniques. Her current research is linked through embodiment practices and community interaction. She seeks engagement in dance making that serves to cultivate an embodied relationship between place, people and their environment in order to effect change in the ways we know the world. Select credits: Crossing Boundaries Cal It2 14’, First annual process Studio 3 14’, The Third Thing Arthur Wagner Theatre 15’, (C)over Shank Theater 15’. Other credits: Palnj SDSU Studio Theatre 14’, In Time and Space Experimental Theatre 15’, String Theory Canvas Gallery SD 15’, RICEAN school residency Hydra Greece 15’, Foreground IGPP Scripps Institute of Oceanography 16’, The Pleasure Project a public intervention choreography by Luciana Achugar Seattle WA 16’, One hundred Giving Way: communal organization of 100 proposed by Anne Gehman 17’. She is a founding member of Odd and Even collaborative ensemble. She engages in art praxis events throughout San Diego, Los Angeles, the US, and abroad.