John-Mark Owen Presents... is a choreographic vehicle, which seeks to stimulate dialogue through vivid imagery and evocative movement.
It is my interest to combine the intensity and raw emotion of Dance Theatre with the melodic grace of balletic line. By imbuing the balletic line with the immediacy and unabashed exploration of Dance Theatre, I believe the balletic line can be enhanced. To achieve this the body must become narrative. Sculptural shapes must be manipulated through transitions to build atmosphere and purpose, thereby leading to an essential, cinematic experience. With this approach I create work that centers on a narrative compelled by the musical score; where raw human experience is conveyed through the body as language. I aim to develop a working vocabulary that utilizes the classical principles of form and structure yet gives way to evocative imagery. Using this vocabulary I will create a painterly world that captures the essence of narrative as opposed to literal narrative itself.