The vision is to encompass a sense of unique choreographic voice of Derrick J. Sellers, whom dares those bearing witness to his choreographic works to think outside the box. His movement philosophy is an eclectic blend of tongue in cheek inventors , less is good. All in all leaving spectators imaginative space through stark imagery. It is in his belief that choreographic works should captivate audiences through innovative themes, diverse story lines, and various genres of contemporary dance forms.
The movements exude colorful themes that are thought provoking kinetic poetry in motion. Simply avante garde works that comes under the umbrella or graceful composed choreography that is spatially challenging while still infusing real life experiences in which pushes the envelope. A movement portfolio or high standards to help weave a rich tapestry of challenging dance, style driven dance, virtuosity dance that manifest true humane spirit.
A choreographer gives guidance, organization and purpose to a dancer’s movements. He or she is to the dancer as a song writer is to a singer.
When you think of Derrick Sellers, “inspirational” “fresh” and “innovative” are adjectives that come to mind.
Derrick Sellers is one of the most prolific choreographers of our time. Derrick’s approach to his art is unparalleled as he endeavors to remain on the cutting edge of expression. He pushes the boundaries and calls for the marriage of concepts that are typically kept separate in order to challenge the status quo and redefine how the world looks at art.
Derrick Sellers work BLUE OCEAN , is a mesmerizing brand of visual artistry to bridge the gap between dance and real life scenarios. His collaborative piece, Blue Ocean, looks inside the heart of a man who has been emotionally enable to move forward after the near fatal break up of the one he loves. The man is plagued with nightmares of his relationship that seem to taunt him every time he closes his eyes. When he is awake, he remains in a ritual state of detoxification as he tries to erase her from his memory.
Derrick Sellers is a particular, meticulous, risk-taking visionary that remains actively engaged in his art. His contributions will be the catalyst to the evolution of dance. I believe that Derrick Sellers work will continue to inspire new generations of dancers and choreographers, some of whom will undoubtedly transform what we see on the stages of the future.
COLLAGE DANCE COLLECTIVE