CREATED BY MCKENZIE CHEN & MARIEL LOWE
FILM & EDIT BY NYCOMO FILM & POST
This series of 8 short films focuses on dancers and movement-makers at home, each telling a unique story in their own, personal environment, with a new film coming to you every Friday.
If you enjoy this series, please be sure to follow HOME BODIES on Instagram @homebodiesnyc
Dancing is living. When I'm dancing I am my truest self. I'm at my most confident and most vulnerable. Every time I learn something new in life, it's reflected in my dancing, and every time I learn something new in my dancing, it's reflected in the rest of my life. Dancing can be scary and uncomfortable, but the risks are always worth taking. There are also dances I can always return to- that make me feel safe and movements that feel like home.
HOW WOULD YOUR DESCRIBE THE HOME YOU GREW UP IN?
I grew up around the woods, and my brothers and I were constantly in and out of the house. Climbing trees, floating boats in a stream, running around in the grass, I went to sleep to the sounds of crickets and woke up to the birds. The house was a mess, strewn with half-finished creative projects of all sorts, but it was full of love. I'm always trying to find ways to bring some of that essence with me to the city.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Julia Discenza is a native of Hartford, Connecticut. She holds a B.A. in Dance and Biology from Barnard College, Columbia University, where she performed in original works by Faye Driscoll, Sidra Bell, Bill Young, Larry Keigwin, and Andrea Miller. She has performed professionally with Colleen Thomas Dance, MICHIYAYA Dance, FrediDance Project, Trainor Dance, and NathanTrice/RITUALS Dance Theater. Julia is a photographer and videographer, and she also works as an Art-To-Tech Connector Fellow at Gibney Dance's Digital Technology Initiative. A lover of nature, music, food, and travel, Julia has spent 2 summers dancing in Europe and can't wait to see what's next!
Follow Julia on Instagram @jdisc