Falling off the Back Porch (1983)

Falling off the Back Porch was choreographed in 1983 by Clay Taliaferro, and is a work strongly evocative of several moods, but without a strict story line.  To the music of Claude Debussy, 5 women and 1 man portray qualities of weight and pensiveness, while depicting encounters that happen in natural human relationships.  Throughout the work, the dancers portray celebration, grief and anger, finishing with the celebration of the transcendence of adversity. 

Photo Credit: ASC Dance