On Friday April 25, New York City dancer/choreographer Kristi Spessard performed Exposing PEARL – an informal presentation of trans-formative dances and the words/images that created them. Spessard presented two solos, three improvised dances created with audience participation, and then had a question/answer session with the audience. During her residency, Spessard also taught modern dance classes, a composition class and a community dance class. Originally from the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, her fresh movement style evolved from her early experiences fusing ballet, modern and flatfoot dancing. She has performed and taught nationally, as well as internationally, and her solo Underbriar captured the attention of the competitive juried FRESHTRACKS series at Dance Theater Workshop in NYC and EGG – The Art Show, a show on PBS.
“Spessard’s choreography is a triumph.”
-Show Business Weekly