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Maeve Haselton ARTIST STATEMENT My only aim is for movement I create to be true - to come from a place of impulse, of persistence, of disgust, fatigue, or empathy. Work I have presented as a dancer and choreographer offers a certain kind of spectacle, although this symmetry, depth and linearity is not only for audience pleasure. It is a natural tendency I have to look at the overall composition of a space and something that I have been trained in. Perhaps the symmetry comes from my desire for balance. Somehow, by the end of its process, I have gradually become dissatisfied with every work I have ever created. I think it is because the initial idea comes straight from my gut and is relevant to that specific moment of my life. That impulse is what pushes me forward until I lose my steam. Each following moment is a different impulse. I have already changed. I am interested in dancing with artists that challenge my physicality and emotional involvement in their work, and I am passionate about the collaborative aspect of any process. When the direction from the leader of any project is clear and invigorating, I am able to fully commit to the movement, tell a story, and give new meaning to the material I have learned. While I am self-disciplined, encouragement from my choreographer is beneficial for these goals to be achieved. At the end of a process, I deeply value the moment where I suddenly am in control of the movement, embodying it fully as if it is my own choreography. I am inspired by the choreographers’ approaches that were once controversial, and now almost forgotten in lieu of the experimental, contemporary, and visceral dance. Somehow my own choreographic interpretations of dance turn out humorous, or uncomfortable to audiences I’m not sure why. It is my history, the impulses, and the stitching that shapes my movement. My fluctuation continues.

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