Mission

Megan Lowe Dances

Megan Lowe Dances is committed to investigating, highlighting, and relating to others and to spaces in unique ways through movement. Promoting the visibility and viability of dance, they aim to create stimulating perspective shifting performances that are exciting and accessible to a variety of audiences. Megan Lowe Dances seeks to create innovative dances, outside of the traditional proscenium stage theater, and for unique architectural spaces both indoors and outside, giving viewers alternative ways of viewing dance, and the environment around them. With each location, they dive in and create a work specific to that place and time by drawing inspiration from its architecture and history—by climbing, falling, and folding into and out of those floors, walls, windows, stairs, ledges, edges, and bodies, testing the laws of physics.

 

Founded under the Artistic Direction of Megan Lowe in 2013, Megan Lowe Dances creates works presented both live and on film, and their dances have been seen at Dance Mission Theater, Athletic Playground, Grace Cathedral, Finnish Hall, Animate Dance Festival, Red Poppy Art House, California Memorial Stadium Club, Community Music Center, Subterranean Arthouse, Tiny Dance Film Festival, San Souci Festival of Dance Cinema, and SAFEhouse Arts. They are constantly on the search for new discoveries through proficient movement generation, risk-taking, tackling unusual physical situations and coming up with compelling solutions. Megan Lowe Dances displays the strength and versatility of female physicality and artistry, creating work described as, "...intensely-physical, curiously-playful, delightfully-weighty rigor of physicality...with all the weight, spirit and power of real-life superheroes" (Molly Rose-Williams for Life as a Modern Dancer).. Megan’s process thrives off of collaboration, prioritizing creating relationships of respect, generosity, and gratitude for each individual worked with, and she facilitates that energy throughout the group dynamic. She feels a tightly-knit group ensures a flourishing process that is palpable for the viewer in the product of performance. Through deep connections in conversation with the space and collaborators, audiences are invited to witness and freely interpret the happening—each viewer is encouraged to have a unique experience unto themselves. The world is a cascading puzzle, and the movers of Megan Lowe Dances are pieces that are constantly seeking new ways to fit with the elements around them.

Photos by: Maurice Ramirez

© 2015 by Megan Lowe 

San Francisco Bay Area, CA

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