a work in progress... 

the event.

the arrival.

the ______.

the event.

the arrival.

the ______.

Originally structured to be a group piece of five dancers, this composition researches how your emotional state can distort your reality of time, and specifically how anger is an umbrella emotion composed of multiple layers of emotions that onset in different time frames. Composed into three sections, "the event" (the thing that is causing your emotional state), "the arrival" (the onset of your emotions due to the event), and "the _____." (the onset of anger along with other emotions). Under the direction of Perception Dance, the Elon University Class of 2020 BFA Dance Performance and Choreography majors originally were to present our full-length pieces during an evening of dance in April 2020 titled, "All Things Must Pass", however our culmination of our four years at university was cut short to comply with the restrictions that COVID-19 presented to us. Through the idea of quarantine, I restructured the idea of composing "the arrival" through a self-choreographed dance film solo that showcases the stages of grief throughout this turbulent, uncertain, and uncharted territory of quarantine during a global pandemic. While this work is not completed, I am extremely proud to present this "work in progress", and am hopeful to be able to complete this work once the world is stable and healthy and again.

Expected original run time: 8.5 minutes

Number of Dancers: 5

A work in progress that was cut short due to COVID-19, contact for more details!

want to learn more about this piece restructured into a self-choreographed solo as a dance film?

Photography credit to Olivia James.

Original Cast: Meg Boericke, Isabel Ganovsky, Olivia Haskell, Olivia James, Lauren Jacobbe, Mariel Loughlin and Brad Ward.

Mentored by Renay Aumiller, Casey Avaunt and Jen Guy Metcalf.