Platform premieres at UI’s Alumni Event!
Platform, an extension of my solo from Convictions, premiered on November 11-12th at Space/Place Theatre in Iowa City! With a crisp business suit and with many handshakes, the piece explores the posturing of politicians and the pressure of the democratically elected spotlight.
From the University Daily Iowan:
“Another alumna returning this weekend is Eleanor Goudie-Averill, an adjunct professor at Temple University and a dancer for two companies in Philadelphia. She said bringing alumni to the UI will show the students the importance of versatility in dance and that there are many different pathways one may take.
“Sometimes, we get a really limited mindset in dance that you’re going to go out and get a job with one company or one university, and that’s just not the way it is,” she said. “You have to do so many different things and wear so many different hats.”
Going for the things that they want is another idea that Goudie-Averill wants to leave with the students. She said the young dancers need to trust themselves and trust their knowledge.
“Things are so much less scary than you think they will be. It seems so terrifying until you do it,” she said. “If you have a dance fantasy, at least try to see where that can get you.”
The week preceding the concert was spent teaching Modern, Ballet, Choreography and serving on career panels for UI students.