Solo dance is where the fundamental contradiction of Julie Brette Adams’ life is resolved.
On one hand, Julie has been a public figure in Santa Fe for twenty years as an active performer, choreographer and organizer in the local dance community, and as a busy and beloved instructor of fitness, dance, yoga and Pilates. During this long dedicated service, she has touched the lives of hundreds of New Mexicans.
On the other hand, Julie is a deeply private person who lives a modest, contemplative life untouched by media or mainstream concerns. Were it not for her avid devotion to dancing the Argentine tango, it would be unusual to find her out and about at all. But within her nature of solitude, Julie is almost always gestating the core of an expression, imagining ways to bring into movement the subtle perceptions and emotional truths of her experience.
Although she has produced large group concerts (6 seasons of Dancing One Soul—a rare opportunity for professional choreographers to present their works together on one stage) and performed regularly in recent years with dancer/choreographer Kate Eberle in their Two Women Dancing shows, it is Julie’s solo work which most defines her art. After many months of thoughtful, sometimes grueling preparation, reaching deeply into the soul of each dance, Julie brings forth its most unadorned truth. Each solo is an intimate revealing, an honesty so naked it might be unsettling to witness were it not so carefully crafted and beautifully presented.
Whether a meditation on death or a geometric abstraction or a farcical parody, there is an immediacy in Julie’s work that has garnered her an enthusiastic following of loyal audiences and dance aficionados alike. A One Woman Dancing concert offers a sustained outpouring of intimacy, alchemy and beauty from a generous artist.