Age is no indicator of achievement or ability for choreographer and filmmaker Emily Robison. At 17, she's among the youngest artists we've profiled in this series. A dance student at the High School for Performing and Visual Arts, Robison has appeared at the Big Range Dance Festival and was a lead dancer for the Lynn Lane, Catalina Molnari and Toni Leago Valle project ReGifting Lions. Later this month, her film, Repercussions, is being featured at the Third Coast Dance Film Festival. (She's been making dance films for two years now.)
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Robison considers herself an artist working in movement (more on that in a bit). As a dancer, she's what many call a "disgusting" dancer. "Out of context, this sounds like an absolutely terrible thing to call someone," she says. "However, what dancers mean by 'disgusting' is that I have an acute ability to articulate my torso and limbs in an unusually fluid manner. I use unconventional and occasionally awkward contours that could be interpreted as 'disgusting.'"
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