Ever since Isadora Duncan soared with solar plexus to the sky in a sheer tunic, modern dance has been about freedom. The overarching sense that anyone can do anything and that all one needs is the desire is a common assumption when it comes to modern dance. But questions arise when that desire moves towards making work, which means (among many other things) making aesthetic choices.
Cary Baker, one of the five choreographers in the all-female choreography collective, Kick|Stand|Dance, presented a new work combining dance and sculpture in December at Triskelion Arts. Fittingly titled Mimesis, the piece explores the relationship between the two arts with the dance passages extending and mimicking the sculpture.