RAPPAPORT DANCE is grounded in the belief that movement was borne to bring people together and communicate beyond words.
I make dances to honor and share a forgotten language in the world
to tell truths
to communicate and be authentic in my expression
to show that there is power in vulnerability
to engage in what feels most natural
and at the same time the most wondrous magic of the body in motion.
I view movement as a primal language --
that the body
has an intelligence of its own
that teaches us to feel,
(not just think)
My work lives in the center of
a venn diagram
loves the gray of life
relishes in l i m i n a l space
When I dance, I feel my ancestors . . .
Their ancient rhythms awakened through me.
I am deeply driven by a need to bust open access,
To bring dance back into everyday lived experience,
Reuniting the arts with community.
If we want the next generation of dance-artists
to be the most diverse & inclusive generation yet
I believe we have a responsibility to broaden accessibility,
mentor and provide opportunities for our young people —
and create them if they don't currently exist.
we have infinite power
to imagine possibilities
create new realities
transform our world —
and the next, and the next . . .