Studio Arte presents an afternoon of dance with Trevor Edwards and Meghen McKinley, from Western Kentucky University.
A little bit about the dancer..
My choreographic process begins with the realization that dance is an understood language for communicating among all humans regardless of race, age, or even disability. I create in a way that uses this language to promote activism, create change, and reinforce the importance of love— now more than ever. I find my passion in creating work that holds a purpose beyond providing pure entertainment, but rather challenges my audience to think, learn, and react.
To expand, I prefer to create work without the label of a specific style, although I am inspired most often by post-modern movement. My movement most often can be centered on three general concepts: Gestures, repetition, and basis of intent. These words often arrive in my mind first when beginning a work. With gesture I am able to generate specificity within understanding. This is the articulation of my thoughts and feelings in a condensed, easily recognized statement. Repetition allows my work to be interpreted, misinterpreted, and reinterpreted. This tool acts as a constant reminder of what I am trying to convey to my audience. Finally, I convey my message through the basis of intent. It is first, and foremost, the most important part of creating for me. Without an intent, a work has no purpose. Without purpose, you have done no work.