"We make our lives from what we love." ~ John Cage, composer
Susan Banyas/SO&SO original works are an integration of language and movement. She choreographs images, with and without words and collaborates with artists of varying media --from dance and theatre to jazz, multi-media and poetry. Stories emerge from the studio process, research, travel, dream, found-text, native instincts, and cultural history. A story, like a person, has its own voice, depending on the memory place. Presence and visual communication are the foundations for this particular blend of movement, drama, music, and words.
"...a remarkable integration of avant-garde technique with palpably humanistic subject matter." - Willamete Week