Sarah Richman is a native New Yorker who resides in Astoria. She is a senior at Gallatin where she is studying design within space and society. She attended the Long Island High School for the Arts as well as Maple Avenue Dance where she studied ballet, modern, jazz, hip-hop and tap under Jennifer Sudol-Fite, Kim Alberti, Shirlene Blake, Janice Aguilera, Dena Vilardi and Kelly Leya. Sarah’s work has been shown at the Skirball Center for Performing Arts, Peridance APAP Showcase, HATCH Performing Series, Triskelion Arts CollabFest, the Long Island High School for the Arts, the Amalgamate Artist Series and at Ya’el Tap’s Choreographers Collective. She also had the honor of being selected as a 2014 presenter for Emily Bufferd’s Young Choreographer’s Festival. In the fall of 2014, along with Saskia Kivilo, Sarah founded SHIFT Dance Series, a dance workshop which allows students to learn and experiment in a comfortable environment with current teachers and choreographers. Aside from dance and choreography, Sarah works with photography, drawing, painting, and graphic design. She is interested in constant collaboration between bodies and mediums. She loves to experiment with the different ways of communication through art, especially expression of perspectives and senses.
Awareness, Trapped Expression
has roots in the idea that we believe in opposition. This project addresses the emotional highs and lows of loneliness, anxiousness, excitement, and sadness by revealing the ways in which we feel each in regard to our own judgment but portray them as an action for response. We will always be alone in our own minds and we will always question another’s feelings, intentions, and actions but can our awareness be conveyed past our trapped expression without creating constant sadness or a feeling of regret?