Thought I would take a moment to write about Alia Kache this week. She came to me a few weeks ago with a really great project in mind as she was re-branding herself, moving from being a dancer to a choreographer. She’s currently rehearsal director for Ailey II, and as she is on tour with the Company regularly it made sense for her to start making contacts and networking in her new field of expertise.
Alia and I started with a conversation about her choreography, what her developing style is like, what her inspirations are, what music she likes to use. Then she sent me a picture of a model made up as a marionette and my creative juices fired on all cylinders. With adjectives floating between us, we arrived at a sort of macabre feel- dark and moody, but with the playful undertones of a puppet theme.