Julie Raabe Gentry: Modern Dance 1989  

 

Artist Statement:
“Nestled inside this shimmering cocoon…..serenity & stillness….closing out an evolving world….carving ….molding….wringing ….pressing…..designing….an expansion of freedom….tautness & binding….. twisted…..turning……stretching….a paradox of what’s imagined within vs. reality…. introspectively creating magical shapes within this “lycra membrane”……unimaginable images captured by camera…..”

Julie Raabe Gentry is a Modern Dancer, Choreographer & Physical Therapist Assistant. She is a former adjunct dance faculty at Kent State University & former Artist-in-Education for Young Audiences of Greater Cleveland, Inc. Use of lycra material/costume is influenced by such Modern Dance pioneers as Martha Graham in 1930 for “Lamentations” & the Alwin Nikolais Dance Company’s concept of abstraction & total theatre since 1950. Julie currently resides in Tustin, Michigan and is the Artistic Director of the liturgical dance group Joyful Spirit Dancers.