Magazine article Dance Magazine

`A Kind of Osmosis Happens'

Magazine article Dance Magazine

`A Kind of Osmosis Happens'

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Jeremy Nelson and Luis Lara met in 1992 in Venezuela. Nelson was teaching at the Festival of Post-Modern Dance, where Luis was enrolled as a student. "We spent the day talking, actually," remembers Luis. "We didn't date. We just talked." "Right," agrees Jeremy. "I was staying at a hotel in Caracas and Luis came around. It was fairly intense from the beginning."

By that time Jeremy had made his mark in New York's downtown dance scene as a wizard of a performer with the Stephen Petronio Company, where he had spent eight years doing Petronio's fast-paced, kinetic choreography. Jeremy left the company when he decided that he wanted to choreograph as well.

Luis had studied Cunningham technique and some Limon. He didn't think about choreographing until a year after he and Jeremy became partners and soul mates. Jeremy stayed in Venezuela for eighteen months teaching, choreographing and experimenting on Espacio Arterno, the company Luis was dancing with. His first piece for that troupe, Marking Time, was the beginning of their professional collaboration. In 1994, Jeremy relocated to New York City and Luis arrived shortly after.

In the nine years that Luis and Jeremy have been a couple they have choreographed only one dance collaboratively. But they shape programs together and have presented them at The Danspace Project and P.S. 122 in New York City, on tour in Europe and recently at Bennington College in Vermont. "Luis is a visual artist as well," says Jeremy. …

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