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As Slow Danger, Artists Find New Ways to Merge Music and Dance

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Anna Thompson and Taylor Knight, who create both dance and music as Slow Danger, were drawn to each other’s willingness to explore new ways to interact with their art form.

Beginning with dance, they soon began creating their own music for their performances. Knight said it was inevitable for their art to “merge and intersect in that way.”

"The movement and the music, for us, goes hand in hand,” Knight said.

Thompson and Knight said their intention is to present an ambiguous identity that isn’t Anna, isn’t Taylor, but rather “this otherness that we create through.”

Roberta Guido, from the North Side, who attended a recent performance said, “It’s like they’re new artists every time they enter into something, whether it’s music or dance.”

As Slow Danger, Thompson and Knight intend to continue to break through walls that “might make us uncomfortable.”

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