methods of perception

performance, writing, creative things

Me + Methods 

 

Engage your senses | Heighten your awareness

I'm a movement-based artist taking on the world through a curious lens. I'm no stranger to swirling on the edge of impossible and swimming in the sea of the minority. I curate bodies in flux-putting on and peeling off external stories that seep from internal narratives. I’m a womanist, instigator, lover, sister, daughter. My work smells like delicious pomegranates and body sweat wrapped in fuzzy naked flesh and lacy garter belts. I conjure non-fiction fantasies and super woman truths. I’m passionate about the capacity for performance to hone our focus. It ignites conversation, clarifies intention, and inspires change. I see you, seeing me re-imagining how we see together...together, activating molecules that shape accountably, reshape thinking, and motivate progress. In a world of instant gratification, I’m curious about patience and wrestling with the uncomfortable. I wriggle in my Black female body, Southern belle Brooklynite consciousness, and hybrid dance aesthetic. I’m happy to leave spaces drenched in racist rhetoric and historical erasure, yet hold a special place for biscuits, country ham, and collard greens. 

Sharing is Caring: I've shared work around New York City including: New York Live Arts, Dixon Place, Movement Research at Judson Church, Brooklyn Arts Exchange's Upstart Festival, WOW Cafe, with AUNTS, the Moon Show, and Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance (BAAD). I've performed with sheros Amanda Palmer, Paloma McGregor, DanceNoise, and Eva Yaa Asantewaa's Skeleton Architecture. I've moved with Arthur Aviles’ Typical Theater, and participated in EmergeNYC at the Hemispheric Institute for art and activism at NYU.  

Residencies: Mount Tremper/Movement Research, MANCC, Marble House Project, Movement Research Artist in Residence 2018/20, Bogliasco Fellowship 2018, Dancing While Black Fellowship 2016/17, Actors Fund Summer Push Grant 2016, Gibney Work Up 2017/18, Gibney boo-koo Space Grant 2015, New York Live Arts Fresh Tracks Residency 2015/16 

Papers: Master of Fine Arts in Choreography from UNC-Greensboro, Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Mass Communication from UNC-Chapel Hill, North Carolina teaching license in dance.  

Writing: Dance Magazine, The Dance Enthusiast, The Routledge Companion to African American Theatre and Performance, Dancer's Turn, Classic Voice North Carolina, and my own blog On the Scene with Lane Reene.  

Awards: 2017 Bessie Award Recipient for Outstanding Performance (as part Skeleton Architecture) 

Thank you for making it to the end of my delicious spiel. I'd love to hear from you. What's exciting you about dance and art making right now? What gets your blood pumping? Message me at: methodsofperception@gmail.com (No really, I'd love to hear from you!) Onward!

2020-21 Season

 

Navigating a Panarama - Stay Tuned  

 

 2019-20 Season Happened:

Rubble Phoenix  
     (Visual Installation by Ian Trask) 
part of The Living Room, Curated by Kyle Marshall 
Saturday November 9, 2019 @ 7pm 
MANA Contemporary | New Jersey 
More Info

Taming the Amazon w/ Brianna Taylor 
Part of WE MAKE THINGS
September 18 @ 7:30pm
Berkeley Finnish Hall | Berkeley, CA 

Sapphire for Joe's Pub 
part of DANCE NOW Festival
Wednesday, September  4, 2019 @ 7pm 

 

2018-19 Season Happened:

Rubble Phoenix 
July 6, 2019
Marble House Project - ART SEED 

Sapphire w/ Special Guests  
May 16-17, 2019   
Brooklyn Studios for Dance  
@ 7:30pm 

Sapphire - a Judson Journey 
March 18, 2019, 8pm 
Movement Research at Judson Church 
Free

DanceNoise @ New York Live Arts  
December 12-15  
@ 7:30pm    

Skeleton Architecture  
December 6-8, 2018 | Times vary  
@ Danspace  

Methods of Perception Workshop   
Tuesday, November 27, 2018 @ 7pm   
46 Washington Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11205    
FREE    

10th Annual Collaborations in Dance Festival at Triskelion Arts  
w/ Brianna Taylor   
Sunday, September 16, 2018 | 8pm  
Triskelion Arts' Muriel Schulman Theater  

Taming the Amazon w/ Brianna Taylor 
DraftWorks 
Saturday, September 22, 2018 | 2pm  
@ Danspace 

 

2017-18 Season Happened:

Sapphire (works in progress)
Danspace Project Food For Thought
Thursday, May 31

Sapphire (works in progress)
CPR | Performance Studio Open House
April 17 @ 8pm
 
Sapphire (works in progress)
Gibney Dance Work Up 4.3
March 16-17 @ 8pm 
 
Taming the Amazon w/ Brianna Taylor 
Triskelion | Never Before, Never Again
January 25, 2018
 
Sapphire (works in progress) 
BAAD House Party
October 26, 2017 
 
Taming the Amazon w/ Brianna Taylor
October Moon Show 
October 27, 2017 | 7pm

 

2016-17 Season Happened:

New Dance Alliance's Performance Mix Festival
Sunday, June 11 @ 4:00pm
University Settlement, 184 Eldrige Street, NYC
 
with fists, with hands (2017 Dancing While Black Fellowship Showcase)
March 31, 2017 or April 1 @ 8pm
Tickets: $16 General, $10 Low Income
Location: 421 5th Avenue, Brooklyn (Park Slope)

Movement Research @ Judson Church
February 13, 2017 @ 8pm
Free

Platform 2016: the skeleton architecture, or the future of our worlds
Danspace
October 22, 2016 @ 8pm
Curated by Eva Yaa Asantewaa
 

2015-16 Season Happened:

Fresh Tracks Studio Showing @ New York Live Arts 
June 16, 2016
6:30pm

Compilation Dance Concert 
Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance

May 6, 2016
8:00pm

Fresh Tracks @ New York Live Arts 
February 5-6, 2016
7:30pm

Movement Research at Judson Church
October 19, 2015
8:00pm


2014-15 Season Happened:

Subject To Change
March 20-21, 2015 @ 8:00pm
Actors Fund Arts Center

Gibney ShowDown
Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015 @ 5:30pm
GIbney Dance

2015 Upstart Festival
Saturday, Feb. 7 @ 8:00pm
BAX | Brooklyn Arts Exchange

2015 Greensboro Fringe Festival
Thursday, Jan. 29 @ 8:00pm
Friday-Saturday, Jan. 30-31 @ 6:00pm

Under Exposed, curated by Doug Post
November 4, 2014
Dixon Place

Open Performance Series
October 21, 2014 @ 7:00pm
537 Broadway, NY (4th Floor)
Movement Research

Raw Hunny, Emerge NYC 2014 Performance
June 2, 2014 @ 7:00pm
LaMama Club, 74 East 4th St, NY
EmergeNYC

 

Slideshow Photo Credit: Ian Douglas (2), Larry Rosalez, Jessica Juachon