self l0ve is a work that explores my own personal journey on putting myself first and reconnecting to my Indigenous roots. Inspired by finding, reconnecting, and loving yourself. This journey is to unravel identity, explore independence, and search for origin. All movement will be generated by playing and researching these things. This work is important because it represents putting yourself first. I hope to leave an impact of inspiration to those to start their self love journey and for those to reconnect to their roots.
Sahvanna Thompson is originally from Anchorage, Alaska. She currently is in her fourth year as a BFA Dance Education major at Arizona State University. In 2018, she traveled and trained with master dancers at “Rennie Harris’s Illadelph Festival” in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In 2019, she trained and battled at Bruce Tkanji’s annual Hip Hop event, “Juste Debout” in Paris, France. She has performed and trained with “Stilo Dance Company” under the direction of David Olarte at the 2019 Reno Latin Dance Fest. Most recently, she worked with Bay Area artist, Nicole Klaymoon, during her artist residency at Arizona State University. After graduation, she plans to perform in various projects around Phoenix, and eventually move back to Alaska to give back to her community and continue reconnecting with her indigenous roots.