the gentle light that strays
Photos: Sarah Ferguson
Choreography: Hallie Chametzky
Dancers and Collaborators: Taylor Leigh Adams, Megan Liverman, Elsie Nielson, Alicia Olivo, Julia Turgeon
Lighting Design: Michael Jarett
Music: Doina and Hora by Jacob Hoffman with Kandel's Orchestra from 'Klezmer Music: Early Yiddish Instrumental Music: The First Recordings,' Arhoolie Records ARH07034, provided courtesy of Smithsonian Folkways Recordings. ©1997. Used with permission.
Text: Susan Sontag reading "Try to Praise the Mutilated World" by Adam Zagajewski. Used with permission.
Sound Editing: Colton Dodd
Rehearsal photos: Zoe Wampler
'the gentle light that strays' explores intergenerational memory through personal research into the lineage, traditions, and learned behaviors of the performers and choreographer. The sound, arranged by Colton Dodd, combines an early 20th century Yiddish Klezmer tune with recording of Susan Sontag reading Adam Zagajewski's poem "Try to Praise the Mutilated World." The music, text, and movement are in dialogue about ancestry, trauma, healing, and what it is to remember through the body and the mind.