Big Rig Dance Collective

Collaborative Movement Fundamentals Educators and Dance Artists

Big Rig Dance Collective


Like highways connect cities, we aim to connect diverse communities through performances, community classes, and collaborative events. In our creative process, we value what each individual brings to the group, and that is often the impetus for our work. Whether our collaborations lead us to light-hearted theatrical movement or raw energy and explosive physicality, we always start making dance by looking to what drives us in the here and now. Our methods for creating often include improvisation, choreography, and collaborations with other artists. BRDC is directed by Crysta Caulkins-Clouse, Whitney Geldon, Amanda Jackson, and Lily Sloan and creatively developed with many Dallas/Ft. Worth area dance artists.

Artist Statement

As a collective, Movement Fundamentals offers us the language and framework to better understand, explore, and explain what we do as collaborative choreographers, performers, and teachers. The paired principles remind us to step back and think about how we articulate concepts. The tenets cycle though our lives as artists and educators, as spouses, parents, and caretakers of cats. They remind us of what we are already doing, and what could use more attention. The Four Phases offers a thoughtful and open structure that allows anyone to participate in dance. In all that we do as Movement Fundamentals Artists, we enter into the process with the curiosity of a student, the preparation of a teacher, and the joy of a dancer.