What Moves You? @ Rebecca Lloyd-Jones

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Rebecca Lloyd-Jones: Dancer/Choreographer
New York City

What Moves You?
In basic ways, dancing creates connections. Human connections, emotional connections, and community. I became serious about dancing after I moved to the United States when I was 14. My English was very limited, and I needed ways to express myself and to relate to others. This still continues even after I have grown up. Through dance, I get to express parts of myself that I can’t verbally express or logically understand. Creating work with others and performing is also a ritual in building connection. This is what drives me to move.

Also, just the simple pleasure of moving, the endless amount of discovery and beauty are what makes me move!

Photo Credits: Steven Schreiber, Marisol Diaz, and Kiyotaka Hamamura

Rebecca LloydJones is a NY based movement artist. Her work explores the complexity of human relations, the expressions of displacement, subconscious, identity and contradiction through human body. Her work has been shown at Dixon Place, La Mama Experimental Theater, BAAD!, Dance New Amsterdam, Movement Research at Judson Church, Performance Mix Festival, Here Arts Center, Wild Project, Philadelphia Live Arts Festival, Temple University, Smith College, and others. She has worked with numerous companies and independent artists and has performed in various cities in the United States, Canada, Japan, Mexico, Brazil, and Puerto Rico. Her work has been supported by Bronx Council of the Arts, Pepatian, and Dancing in the Streets.