Choreographer Maureen Whiting and longtime company members and collaborators—Danielle Blackwell, Ezra Dickinson and Motoko Honda—embark on a series of deeply personal solos and duets about life death imbalance and consciousness. Burden of Joy uncovers the human soul with irony and a theatrical visual eye. Inspired by the life (and death) of the choreographer’s mother the work excavates the human soul through dance. Inclusive of family narrative the choreographer Maureen Whiting crafts the dance coded in sensation and various states of consciousness with a choreographer’s strict adherence to pattern and form. This is the first part of a new larger group work entitled “The Burden of Joy” which are dances about life death imbalance and consciousness and joy.
Watch the Samples of the Performance and Process