The D&SPAIR Club (dance & sonic performance art improvisation research) was formed by 3 artists in 2012 who work together in various capacities. Often they work in cafés, and wind up brainstorming ideas for art. After working together for a concert, they decided they'd work together again, and again... thus was born The D&SPAIR Club. The D&SPAIR Club is an experimental movement and sound improvisation collage. The members bring individual interests into a space, push them around, and see what collides, what sticks, and what remains. TDC offers workshops and tours the west coast and southwest.
Julie Cruse directs movement, with untrained and trained 'dancers'. We use this club as a platform to troubleshoot the body in dimensions of sound, space, gravity, emotion, and body-y-body. We perform once a month with Seven Ate Nine. Kind of like Survival Research Labs, we don't exactly know what we're doing, but we'll risk a little safety to show our research, if you'll watch.
Courtney Brown directs sound. She is interested in exploring the intersection between movement and music/sound, the consequences of being an embodied performer with limitations, and the danger of performance.
Brent Brimhall dances, bringing a movement vocabulary based in martial arts and yoga.