devynn emory commits to formalism as a structure still useful to the dance and performance world, and as an organizing system and ideology. Mapping space and environment are tools emory finds useful growing up as a mixed race transgender queer person. Pattern making has been used as a survival skill to locate self, others and situation. In holding to this structure, the body then bleeds its truths and is free to access a dialogue with performers and audience, personal languages and relatable human behaviors and revelations. emory also sources from film, ritual and medicine from their healing and medical professions, as well as psychoanalysis.