Robert Mark Burke currently finds himself as a dancer, choreographer and teaching artist throughout New York & New Jersey. He graduated cum laude with a BFA in Dance from Mason Gross School of the Arts. Robert is currently a company member with Randy James’s 10 Hairy Legs.
Robert’s work has also been shown at numerous events, and he even recently received the Dance Express Choreography Award, an award given to a BFA Senior choreographer in recognition of their body of choreographic work over four years. And, get this. Burke is also a National Academy of Sports Medicine Certified Personal Trainer.
As an artist, Burke is interested in the interpersonal and interpersonal relationships that can occur between dancers and the environment around them. He explains,
“I attempt to research and answer questions such as: what does the audience see? What is important for the audience know? How can I challenge the audiences understanding of my work, and in this challenge, how can I further develop my understanding of my own work? I am interested in creating dances that spark an emotional and physical reaction from both the audience as well as the dancers and in recent months have found myself exploring not only the art of movement but also the art of theatricality.”
As this young choreographer continues on his artistic journey, he hopes to expand his body of work by exploring different processes to create each work. Burke explains what makes himself as a choreographer unique,
“As a choreographer, I am interested in creating a body of work that covers a vast array of aesthetics and topics. No two pieces are alike. From contemporary ballet to dance theatre, the company continually challenges me to create new and exciting work.”
His work will be presented t the 3pm National Showcase, and in fact is the first time Robert Mark Dance will be represented outside the NYC-Metro area. So, what should you expect from his piece? Well,”one crude son” is based of off the work of photographer Gregory Crewdson. The work is influenced by his use of juxtaposition & light.
Make sure to purchase your tickets HERE, so you will be able to view Robert Mark Burke’s work.