photos: Billie Grace Ward

photos: Scott Shaw


Collaboration with Hollis Bartlett 2018

 is the ongoing research of the intersection between physical rigor and sustained repetition. The work begins with two bodies moving in unison, focusing in on the nuances of how the performers relate to each other and attempt the impossible tasks at hand. The work asks: how long can you continue before you are forced to adapt? Using improvisational scores and set material that focus on rigorous repetitive patterning, we witness the physical and mental stamina required to push the body to its limit. The performers are driven by the will and need to keep pushing, keep going, keep moving forward.

Created + performed by Nattie Trogdon and Hollis Bartlett

This work was created in part during the Tisch Summer Residency Festival at New York University and with support from Gibney, with funds provided by the Howard Gilman Foundation.

April 2018
 WIP The Dance Complex MA
June 2018 WIP SUNY Brockport NY
June 2018 WIP Process(es): An Evening of Shared Work with Hollis + Nattie NYU Tisch Dance NY
July 2018 Slice & Dice Joffrey Ballet School NY
July 2018 Excerpt SummerFest Triskelion Arts NY
July 2018 Excerpt First Look The Mark O’Donnell Theater NY
August 2018 Excerpt BCDF The Huntington Avenue Theatre MA
September 2018 No Theme Performance Festival Cocoon Theater NY
October 2018 Works in Process School for Contemporary Dance and Thought MA

March 2019 Work Up 5.1 Gibney’s Agnes Varis Theater NY
May 2019 Salem State University MA
June 2019 Jack Crystal Theater NY
September 2019 Swarthmore College, PA
October 2019 MAD Festival Nazareth College, NY