Artist Statement



My interests lie in making work that is situational, distinctive, and flecked with irony and wit, as I am particularly intrigued by these devices' ability to provoke thought on contemporary issues. Through the explicit use of characterization, I seek to capture and then distort facets of humanity - specifically societal behavior, stereotypes, and unconventional elements of relationships. My intentions as a story teller are continuously explored through the depths of conversation between movement, theatricality, sound, and performer.

My work is inspired by the relationship of performer to music, the unknown and other-worldly concepts, and the psychology behind human nature’s approach to culture and society. Typically, it's the unique essence of the collaborating artists who I bring into my practice that perpetually invigorates my creative drive. I place a high value on tailoring movement to the artist while simultaneously blending my rhythmically infused and genre bending aesthetic. 

     As a female artist in today’s political, social, and cultural climate, I value the important and obligatory role I play in shaping the way women’s narratives are portrayed. Ultimately, my goal is to use this vehicle of movement as a mirror for humanity to reflect each other with greater empathy.

                                                                             -annalee traylor

As an artist, I am captivated by the unordinary and magical, the unexpected and unpredictable, and I use the fascinations in my art to provide a sense of escapism for the viewer ... transportation to imaginative worlds where caricatures come to life.