Beauty, Identity, Release is an original solo work of physical theatre that honors the body as a sacred and expressive vessel, using movement, text, and real-time video projection to examine the experience of losing a loved one This work merges the boundaries of using autobiographical material – the confrontation with oneself that is experienced in grief with more universal themes of loss. It is a collaboration between me and UA colleagues Rebecca Salzer, director and co-choreographer; Matthew Reynolds, production and projection designer; Amir Zaheri, composer. It was selected for inclusion in Dance-Forms Productions’ 76th International Choreographers’ Showcase at the prestigious Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland, August 2019, and was featured at the International Conference “Theatre Between Tradition and Contemporaneity” in Austria in Dec. 2018. It was developed, in part, at Celebration Barn Theater – Maine’s Center for Immersive Physical Theatre – South Paris, ME in an incubator residency in August 2018. Please scroll through the gallery for images of both performances and conference information.
Residency Acceptance Letter
“Theatre Between Tradition and Contemporaneity” International Conference, Leibnitz, Austria
I performed Beauty, Identity, Release at the Theatre Between Tradition and Contemporaneity Conference, a multidisciplinary conference that researches and explores the bridge between theatre traditions and current trends in performing arts. The conference creates the unique encounter of different arts in a multicultural and multilingual artistic environment and offers a great platform for performers, performing arts educators and teachers to find new collaboration partners from all continents.