On this episode of DLEW, I talk with Melissa Lewis, company dancer with Detour Dance and creator of The Sardine.
At first, having limitations can seem like a bad thing. But limitations do amazing things for your creativity – so much that sometimes artists even need to CREATE limitations for themselves. Join Melissa and I on this episode as we explore when (and why) you should create limitations.
Melissa Lewis moved from Massachusetts to San Francisco in 2010 to study Performing Arts & Social Justice at the University of San Francisco. Since then she has visited her 105-year-old Chinese grandmother weekly, made coffee to support dancing professionally, and discovered a film photography practice. She is a company member of detour dance and has a short dance film (titled pretty clean) to premiere next year. the sardine is her most recent project – a 9×12 foot container that she built … for whatever will fit. She’s utterly honored to list this lineup of people she’s worked with: Christy Funsch, Malinda Lavelle, Megan Nicely, Aura Fischbeck, Fogbeast, Amie Dowling, Arletta Anderson / Adam Smith. follow @the.sardine to swim alongside her newest projects and get in touch to schedule a visit.
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