MICHAEL & ROLAND
In this duet (2nd in a series of 3, forming “Homeroom”), James Graham allowed his choreographic and performative choices to stem from looking at control and power as they reside in prisons, colonial/colonized environments and relationships, in the wilds of nature, and in aspects of sexuality…namely S&M. Think French-artistocratic-Wild-Panthers-in-a-Zoo-Men-With-Beards-Begrudgingly-and-Agressivly-having-Sex. Premiered at Dance Lovers 2015.
(IZZIE Award Nomination 2015–Outstanding Choreography)
Graham presented Guilty Survivor, a meditation on what it means to live in the aftermath of the 1980’s as a gay man in San Francisco, while also dealing with a feeling of “missing the party.” The piece expanded on Graham’s recent work “Dear Harvey,” which was selected for performance with the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus in their June concert Harvey Milk 2013 at the Nourse Theatre. Joe Goode Annex, November 22-23, 2013.
September 24-27, 2013
Daegu, South Korea
Colleagues HyunJung Lee, Maree Remalia, and James Graham created “Thirtysomething” for the 15th Daegu International Dance Festival. The work dealt with being in their thirties, identity, nationality, and their shared life experiences of living in Israel and teaching Gaga.