Choreographed by Christian Denice and filmed by Bryce Johnson, "the watchers" is inspired by a concept by Eckhart Tolle of being a silent watcher to your own thoughts. The work is an investigation and manifestation of thought process, and an observation of thoughts that exist within our own inner worlds. The chaos thought can create, and the search and attempt to become one with your thoughts, to create a calm and stillness amongst the noise of thought, allowing them to come, be observed, and the challenge of letting go of those thoughts that continue to return and burden us. How do we acknowledge our thoughts, exist with them, but then allow them to pass without disrupting or sacrificing our own peace in our lives? How do we let go of the thoughts, or things, that have already let go of us?
Jen Osorio Pendleton
Special thank you to the Pointe Academy for allowing us to use their studios for rehearsals, and to the Sugar Space in Salt Lake City, UT for the beautiful shoot location.