Me and Not Me is the result of a two-year process of investigation and development reflecting Stronach’s curiosity about personal boundaries and how our sense of self can shift to include or exclude loved ones, memories, and objects. Crafted with delicacy, ruggedness, and humor, the piece cycles through moments of detachment and bonding on a stage strewn with crushed flowers. The work is accompanied by soundscape created by sound designer Jane Shaw including a recording of a Czech folk song by Karina Denike. Costume design by Deb O.
Tami Stronach, heralded as a “choreographic doctor of the human condition” (Dance Insider) is known for creating “wickedly observant” (New York Times) dances about the search for connection. Since the formation of her company in 2000, Tami Stronach Dance (TSD) has been commissioned and presented by more than 20 venues in NYC including Danspace Project at St. Marks Church, Dance Theater Workshop, Joyce Soho, PS122, Here Art Center, Dance New Amsterdam, La MaMa Etc., The Flea, and Movement Research at Judson Church, among others. TSD has toured to venues throughout the US and internationally to England, Australia, and Mexico. Stronach is also regularly commissioned to choreograph for plays and musical theater productions. Stronach is a full time Assistant Professor of Dance at Marymount Manhattan College in NYC where she teaches composition and improvisation. In her performing career, she danced with Neta Pulvermacher, Monica Bill Barnes, Kate Weare, and was a long time member of the internationally acclaimed physical theater company The Flying Machine. More recently she performed in an improvisatory project directed by Margaret Peak dancing with her daughter Maya in Co/motion at the Movement Research Improvisation Festival and at the Whitney Biennial.