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PERFORMED BY: Erika Soto, Grace Davis

MUSIC: "Through Water" by Låpsley

The piece above, "Litigation & Adaptation", was largely inspired by Låpsley's 2020 album of the same name. The album (specifically, the title track "Through Water") greatly discusses the environment & climate change. My goal behind creating this visual was to explore the relationship between those (in today's society) who advocate for real climate change & those who refuse to exercise needed changes. The piece begins with Grace seated, ignorant & unmotivated as Erika runs into frame. As the piece continues, the two exchange with one another through partner-work & phrase-work. Erika fights to encourage Grace to understand her point of view, getting frustrated & disappointed- while still never losing hope & determination. Grace refuses to understand, remaining stubborn & unwilling to enact.



PERFORMED BY: Katherine Callazzo, Annie Celico, Mikayla Kuphal

MUSIC: "The Seasons: 4. Spring" by John Cage & Herbert Henck

Attached is an excerpt from "Train of Thought", a short piece produced by AMDA's Dance Theatre Conservatory in New York City. "Train of Thought" is largely inspired by the 1 Train. It's inspired by the awkward glances between strangers, the crossing of legs, the thumbs typing furiously on smart phones. In a city of millions of people, somehow we could be led to sit in a subway car with ten, twenty, or thirty strangers- all of us traveling from point A to point B, all of our minds on a million different things...or possibly a million of the same things. This strange, complex ordeal led me to develop "Train of Thought". I wanted to explore how strangers could be joined in one confined space. I wanted to explore how strangers can have completely different thoughts, though sometimes...their thought processes might reflect one another. How often do you think it happens when we're thinking the same thing as the stranger sitting across from us? Maybe we both just fell in love. Maybe we both just thought of our fathers. You never know. It's a simple- yet strange -concept, & it was a treat for me to explore. The choreography employs a great deal of pedestrian movement, largely inspired by Pina Bausch's "Café Müller". My goal was to create a seemingly plain & boring landscape (black & gray costuming in a small blackbox theatre with plain black chairs) & invigorate it with eccentric, satirical movement.

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