The New York-based collaborative company, The Nines [IX], was founded by Cori Marquis and artistic partner, Alexander Dones, in 2011. The company focuses on performance, education, outreach, and play as mediums to research, experience and learn continuously. The work rigorously explores the psychological landscapes involved in being human, how scientific theory plays into our every day, and the formative nature of our relationships.
I have a body, so I dance. To be human. To make my heart beat fast and feel my blood slosh around my insides. To play. To think divergently, and come up with multiple solutions, or multiple questions. To follow my curiosity. To learn how to be wrong. To foster what I knew better as a child. To investigate. To articulate. To contribute to a body of work that is larger than myself.
I am interested in physical risk taking, in improvisation, in release and contact work. In using memories or associations as motivation for physicality. In science as the most inspiring art. In nuance. In dissecting our psyche, our motivations, and ultimately the dynamics of our relationships, with ourselves, our lovers, our environment. In the astounding amount of information that is conveyed with a glance, a posture, a handshake, parted lips. In the satisfaction of complete structural organization, and the satisfaction of chaos.
I work to be more articulate, to use technique of any form only as a means for communication. To let the end goal never be the final product, but let the product be a platform for exploration that grows, shifts, settles, and then is shaken like a snow globe. I work to give something that is both ephemeral and lasting.