Rachael Crawford Goolsby
Rachael Crawford Goolsby started training in dance half her life ago with Contact Improvisation New York City. On a wild ride that took her through various styles of dance she settled at VCU in Richmond, VA where she earned her BFA in Dance & Choreography in 2005. Her strong interests in filmmaking and visual arts heavily influence her work. She has been dancing locally with the Dance Cooperative for a decade. She joined Karola Luttringhaus as a board member for her company and as a dancer in 2014. Rachael designs and often makes the costumes for her dance pieces. She studied Costume Design at NCSA for 1.5 where she first discovered modern dance and began the move in that direction. She is also a longtime yoga teacher and teacher trainer as well as a massage therapist, specializing in Thai Massage. She believes the many areas and passions of her life keeps her nourished as a person and an artist. She wants to thank her family, especially her two kids, Lily and Alabama, and her husband, Thom for keeping her grounded and real!
Where you can see this artist's work:
Friday, July 8th, 2016
UNCW Campus: amphitheatre
A haunting and visually beautiful piece that calls to the deep inside, with sea references aplenty, Seafarer contains a choreographer / dancer / singer (Rachael Crawford Goolsby); 3 dancers / performers (April Scott, Emily Bannerman, Kate Muelstein) with some choreographic and improvisational contributions; one cellist (Jude Eden) playing her own (seafring- influenced) music; a salty dog / boat builder rigging the sails and making this piece magical (Chris Sargent); projections from Rachael's past videos and film; and the great Tara Rogan Noland designing lights. Featuring the water and the wind as inspiration for this abstract piece, sit back and soak it in!
Choreographer: Rachael Crawford Goolsby
Dancers: April Scott, Emily Bannerman, Kate Muelstein
Songs on Cello: Seafarer, Whales, and Las Ramblas performed and written by Jude Eden
More songs: Accapella or with harmonium, Jackie O (by Sinead O'Connor), The Siren Song (by Tim Buckley, sung in the style by Elizabeth Fraser of This Mortal Coil & the Cocteau Twins), Sailin Away (by Bob Dylan, sung in the style of Nanci Griffith) performed by Rachael Crawford Goolsby
Costumes: Rachael Crawford Goolsby
Boats and Sails: Chris Sargent
Projections: Thom Goolsby
Film and video: Rachael Crawford Goolsby