LCDC will collaborate with two choreographers from NYC ALex Taylor and Kailey McCrudden, to produce two performances with works created by female choreographers and performed by multi-generational dancers. The theme for these works is choices we make and how we tell our stories.Our goal is to explore human stories and choices through multiple voices and creative processes, and provide the community with an opportunity to discuss the work. We are thrilled to be showcases choreography from LCDC company members as well as Alex and Kailey's work.
(Alex)andria Taylor Dance Company has over 8 years of experience performing in and around NYC, as well as in the Capital Region for a previous collaboration with Loose Change. Ms. Taylor received her MFA in Dance from the University of Oregon, with a focus on composition. She is a founding member of TRANSForm Dance Collective, which holds teaching residencies and produces dance concerts open to and involving the community. Ms. Taylor's newest project, Detour Project Arts, is a vehicle to examine all the nuance of our stories.
Alexandra Taylor is focused on making art accessible to everyone. She has worked with a wide range of artists including Alexandra Beller, Dianne McIntyre, George Faison, and Gary Galbraith. Alex earned her BFA in dance from Western Michigan University and her MFA at the University of Oregon, where she formed TRANSform Dance Collective. Alex has worked under (Alex)andra Taylor Dance, and recently created Detour Project Arts, a project-based performance vessel focusing on accessible art and challenging journeys. Detour Project Arts newest project, ASTORYA, is centered around storytelling and choices.
Kailey McCrudden Dance Company (Kaycruddenco) has over 3 years of experience performing nationally and internationally. Ms. McCrudden earned her BFA in dance from Temple University, and her work has been performed at venues in NYC, Philadelphia and upstate NY. Kailey is currently a community actionist at Gibney Dance Center, where she teaches and performs in programs integrating arts and social justice. She also dances for Sophie Sotsky, Aaron McGloin Dance, Mizantymoves, and others. Her work has been commissioned by Nacre Dance Company, Ballet Forte, and Triskelion Arts.
Kaycruddenco is a New York City based dance company engaging audiences through pointing and looking, looking, pushing, falling and walking. With a vision built on generating questions about the daily embodiment of the human experience, Kaycruddenco is interested in connecting the audience with movements humans do every day and considering them from new perspectives. Founder Kailey McCrudden currently leads classes integrating dance and community action in addition to performing and choreographing in a variety of settings.