Chasing Silhouettes (2014)

Chasing Silhouettes is a work in 3 sections that responds to the struggles present with distorted body image and disordered eating.  The work presents internal and external pressures that negatively impact choices an individual makes with visual costuming choices and manipulation that hint at changes occurring in the physical body.  Originally inspired by Portia de Rossi’s memoir Unbearable Lightness: A story of loss and gain, this work is set to musical selections by Maya Beiser, Bill Ryan and Grand Valley State University New Music Ensemble, and Hildur Gudnadottir.  An excerpt of this work was premiered in Summer 2013 in Sorrento, Italy at the Parco Ibsen Theater as part of Versus…An Evening of Repertory Dances. 

Photo Credit: ASC Dance