taisha paggett and WXPT
May 30 & 31, 2015
evereachmore is a choreographed action between the river and the railroad, built from the weekly practices of dance company WXPT. In the wake and continued unfolding of violent acts against bodies on the margins, this dance attempts to enact new economies of resistance and new sensations of time, space and togetherness. evereachmore is created specifically for the Bowtie Project.
WXPT is a temporary dance company founded by paggett to expand upon the language and methods of modern and contemporary dance practices, as well as to explore questions of queer desire, responsibility, migration and our capacity to stand inside of historical materials.
WXPT is: Joy Angela Anderson, Heyward Bracey, Rebecca Bruno, Alfonso Cervera, Erin Christovale, Loren Fenton, Maria Garcia, Kloii “Hummingbird” Hollis, Jas Michelle, Meena Murugesan, taisha paggett, Sebastian Peters-Lazaro, Kristianne Salcines, Ché Ture, Devika Wickremesinghe and Suné Woods.
taisha paggett ’s work for the stage, gallery and public space include individual and collaborative inquires of the body, agency, and the phenomenology of race and gender, along with an interest in expanding upon the languages and frames of contemporary dance practices. Amongst other institutions, her work has been presented by the Whitney Museum of American Art, Studio Museum in Harlem, Danspace at St Mark’s Church (New York); Defibrillator (Chicago); and Commonwealth & Council. As a dancer, paggett has worked with artists including David Roussève/Reality, Meg Wolfe, Vic Marks, Cid Pearlman, Cheng-Chieh Yu, and with Ashley Hunt in their ongoing collaboration, “On Movement, Thought and Politics.” A recent recipient of a Headlands artist residency, a UCIRA grant and a MAP Fund grant in partnership with LACE, paggett is part of the full-time dance faculty at UC Riverside.