JORDAN DANIELS DANCE
Jordan Daniels Dance will be creating a new evening length piece titled "all we really want to do is...." The work will implement a seamless sound score of both live records and an electronic performance score created by Charles Barth. Bringing in the inspiration of funk music and the resurfacing funk rhythms in popular music, I hope to create a contemporary physical and visual vocabulary to show an audience the longevity and compatibility of music and dance.
The piece will abstract the circular motion of trends in popular art. Rather than demonstrating the funk era on stage theatrically, ideas will be physically abstracted through the lens of a minimally exposed researcher born in the 20th century, creating art in the 21st. Daniels find the resurfacing of funk music refreshing because of the spontaneous and politically charged roots of the music, and its connection to cultural struggles of it's time.
Jordan Daniels is a professional dance artist from Phoenix, Arizona who graduated with his Bachelor’s of Fine Arts Degree in performance dance from The Meadows School of the Arts at Southern Methodist University in May of 2014. While at SMU he has performed works by Bill T. Jones, Adam Hougland, Cathy Young, Billy Sigenfeld, Bruce Wood, and new works by Josh Peugh, Danny Burceski and Joost Vrouenraets contemporary “Rite of Spring.”
As a choreographer, Jordan has set works, JPj4, Face Down, and Under Blankets, Body and Heart and All. Face Down has recently been named a official selection for Beta Dance Festival at the Phoenix Center for the Arts and The Dance Gallery Festival in New York City at the Citi Group Alivin Ailey Theater Center on October 24th-26th.