Claire Constantikes: Hands, Knees, Elbow Crease
Hands, Knees, Elbow Crease is a movement-based performance that explores notions of "clean" and "dirty" as they relate to women's work, bodies, and psyches. A site-specific piece that takes place on the steps of the Grand Lobby, the work was created in collaboration with Saadia Rais and with contributions from workshop participants. Claire Constantikes is a dance artist who lives in Blacksburg, Virginia. She has an undergraduate degree in English with a focus on contemporary women's fiction and a master of fine arts in dance and choreography from Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Before moving to the New River Valley, she lived outside of Raleigh, North Carolina, where she created, directed, and produced the Neck of the Woods performance series. She thanks her family, her friends, and the Blacksburg arts community for their support of her work.