Choreographer Aszure Barton creates dances that contain worlds where light and dark, grace and rawness, and mystery and certitude intermingle. The inventive quirkiness in her dances hovers in worlds fantastical, primal, precocious and ethereal. ICONS spoke with Aszure about her creative vision and rebelliousness that triumphed over the challenges during her career.
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IS MENTORSHIP NEEDED AND WHY?
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- Martha H. - In creating and crafting, an outside eye can pose questions or share thoughts that help the Choreographer articulate with greater clarity...with any art, several drafts/edits stand to distill the work. A mentor is a resource to the artist.
- Cheryl J. - Mentorship In choreography would be beneficial for choreographers who work with the NTID, where sign language is an integral component to the overall composition. This is a complex union of storytelling, communication, and dance design.
- Marcus H. - Mentorship in absolutely needed for choreographers. None of us are able to create work in a vacuum and having a trusted mentor involved in the act of creation ensures that the best work is being produced by a choreographer.
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