Art Dance Mashup Project: Make Art With Dance

West Coast Swing dancers dancing in paint

Art / dance mashup installation

West coast swing dancers captured residual art from elements of connection and movement through improvisational lead/follow connection, common ground on June 23, 2018 during 48 Blocks.

Two 40″x96″ latex and acrylic on wood paintings
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48 Blocks

Dance and music friends, 48 Blocks Atlantic City still has openings for performance art opportunities the weekend of June 22-24 (that’s the weekend before Liberty, wcs friends).

48 Blocks Atlantic City Website Screenshot
48 Blocks Atlantic City

I wanted to pass that along because I know many of you guys are on dance teams, have performance groups, and are in bands.

For this event I’m doing an art – dance connection mashup project. It’s one I’ve been thinking up for some time. I’m pretty excited about it so please come see… and reach out if you want in. You’re going to find this hard to believe but it’s going to be messy and lead-follow partner dance-y and fun, of course. Time, location, details coming.

Check out what they have planned. I’ve been to some planning meetings and this is a group of wonderfully creative people.

I think there are still sponsorship opportunities available too.

https://www.48blocksac.com/

Unzipped Linen Dress

Unzipped Linen Dress, 2018 oil / mixed media 16x24" jodee clifford
Unzipped Linen Dress, 2018 oil / mixed media 16x24"
Unzipped Linen Dress, 2018
oil / mixed media
16×24″

Completed in March of 2018, this personal painting is the first of some of my new work exploring relationships.

Figures on Clothes

Figures on Clothes was my first series of paintings starting c. 2003. To me, they began with the relationship between clothing and nudity using the human form explored between subject matter and material. I painted these nude female figures directly onto the surface of stretched and prepared clothing as I would on primed canvas.

West Coast Swing Dancers, 2 Large Oil Paintings

West Coast Swing Dancers, Oil on Canvas
2 Paintings West Coast Swing Dancers, Oil on Canvas, both 30×40″, 2017

 

 Lead Follow dancing, Connection Symbolism Dance Painting,

Prep
30×40″ oil on canvas
2017, Jodee Clifford
https://www.etsy.com/listing/579824552/west-coast-swing-dancers-prep-original
(left)

Ochos
30×40″ oil on canvas
2017, Jodee Clifford
https://www.etsy.com/listing/594106791/west-coast-swing-ochos-oil-on-canvas
(right)

I’m exploring relationships through human form, body language, and connection.
Connection is my most recent body of work painting dancers. Started in 2016, it’s a series of oil paintings, watercolor paintings, drawings, and ink drawings exploring human connection with body language, touch, and gesture; communicating and connecting without words through improvisational lead and follow social dancers. As a dancer and former media employee, this body of work is a reflection of communication in contrast to verbal or written language with undertones of honesty, transparency, and authenticity.

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