I’m Dawn. I dance barefoot. I create live ensemble dancetheater performance pieces. I write stories: sometimes fiction, sometimes not.
And I used to design and lead workshops for homeschooling children via the Experientialists.
Once upon a time, I created and co-directed Frank and Bryan Dance with the lovely Hilary Bryan. My choreography was described as “poignant and unpretentious,” with “strength, versatility, and a sense of humor” by Rita Felciano in the SF Bay Guardian.
Then, my attention shifted, and I took a hiatus from creating my own dance theater performances to focus on my three children. I wrote a lot during those years. Now, my children are older. They don’t need me as constantly as they once did.
I returned to the studio. I completed a two-year process, during which I created and shared Cracking Open, a live dancetheater ensemble performance exploring what happens when life cracks us open. I created After the Lullabies with my father, Bob Frank, in the months before his death.
Now, I’m in graduate school becoming a Marriage and Family Therapist. I’ll create performances again. Just not yet.