Kelly and Mel are creators and performers of experimental dance and theatre. They met and began working together in 2010 in Washington, DC, and have since continued their “open yet committed” collaborative relationship of making, touring, and teaching despite living 1200 miles apart (Kelly in New Orleans and Mel in Philly). Their longish-term use of synchronized movement, co-scheduling, and repeated actions and interactions over time have resulted in telepathic thinking and record high levels of mutual friendship and love. Their work together focuses on theories, experimentations, and developing techniques of choreographing the spectator--in particular, exploring the energies and potentialities of a performative environment, utilizing the intangible yet present qualities of that environment to further a work’s themes.
Kelly and Mel were 2015 visiting artists at The Lucky Penny's Work Room in Atlanta; 2014-15 resident artists of thefidget space in Philadelphia, PA; and 2014 artists in residence and teaching artists of the Breaking Ground Series through The Lucky Penny/Theatre Emory in Atlanta.