Ruth Reader

A+S Works On The Farm

BY RUTH READER AUGUST 12, 2011 Legs folded, seated on a riser in a small black box theater at Triskelion Arts in Williamsburg, choreographer Sarah Capua directs two dancers, “Every relationship with the ground is important. Like you’re walking on sacred ground.” She unfolds her legs to model the delicate footsteps she describes.

Capua runs a start-up dance company alongside her long-time friend and collaborator Audrey Ellis, called A+S Works (after their first names). They are working on their upcoming performance, Dakota, which is influenced by poet Kathleen Norris’ first work of nonfiction, Dakota: A Spiritual Geography, 2001.