Visceral is a curated collection of five solo dances. Each piece was performed in an outdoor location of the dancer’s choosing, with an intimate audience (1-4 people) also of the dancer’s choosing.

Visceral performance 3:

An interview with Indira White, performer of Visceral #3:

You can read more about the artist below, and view one of her past performances here.

Indira White is from the Dominican Republic and grew up in New York City. She’s taught and performed for various youth dance companies, including Young Dance Makers, NYC; Midwest Academy of Dance, Iowa; and Community School for Music and Art, Ithaca. In creating movement and choreography, Indira uses improvisation exercises and techniques. Her favorite dance styles are modern, contemporary, Latin rhythms, and West African dance. Indira is an Ithaca College graduate where she received her Bachelor’s of Science, majoring in Speech Language Pathology and Audiology. Her most recent performance was at the Tompkins County Public Library exhibit, Infinity in a Box, where she incorporated American Sign Language throughout the choreography. Indira works at the Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies at Cornell University. In her spare time, when she is not dancing, you can find her sewing her heart away.  

Watch the first two pieces in the Visceral series below.

Visceral performance 2:

Performer / Choreographer: Amanda Moretti
Title: Traveler
Music: “La Zingara” – Cafe Accordion Orchestra
Video: Co-filmed and co-edited by Mee Ae and colorist, Marilyn Rivchin

Amanda Moretti is a modern dance teacher and choreographer working the past 15 years in Ithaca. She has choreographed for the Ithaca Ballet Co, most recent work “ Poem for the Earth “ in 2019.She teaches children and adults and can now be found teaching outdoors in the yard behind Northstar Restaurant.

Visceral performance 1:

Performer / Choreographer: Kathy Lucas
Title: Kintsugi
Music: “This Bitter Earth / On the Nature of Daylight” – Dinah Washington / Max Richter
Video: Marilyn Rivchin, Mee Ae

An interview with Kathy Lucas, performer of Visceral #1:

Kathy Lucas, founder and coach of Muvz to Inspire, has over 30 yrs experience as a dancer, Pilates instructor and Unconventional Fitness coach. The approach to her work has been informed by her time and travels to NY, West Africa and Japan. Read more here.

The Visceral series was created to offer a space for dancers to release and transform the turbulent energy of this time, and in turn, provide a visceral release and connection for the viewer.

Performances stream at 7pm:

Kathy Lucas // Nov 27
Amanda Moretti // Dec 18
Indira White // Jan 15
Megan Nicole // Feb 19
Lauren Cranidiotis // Mar 19

This project is made possible with funds from Community Arts Partnership of Tompkins County, and the NYS DanceForce; a partnership program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

Visceral will stream free of charge to make it as accessible as possible. Donations are welcome, and all proceeds will go towards funding “Masters of Movement, as told by we, us, them.”

Please donate here.

Thank You:
A big thank you to Jim Self, Marilyn Rivchin, The Cherry Arts, Kathy Lucas, Amanda Moretti, Indira White, Megan Nicole, Gwen Beck, Mike Addicott, and Lauren Cranidiotis!