Choreography and Direction: Paula Josa-Jones
Music: Arvo Part, Astor Piazzola, Pergolesi
Dancers: Trisha Bauman, Helena Chang, Billie Jo Joy, Anna Korteweg, Marjorie Morgan, Sara Ray, Nanette Ruggiero
Set Design Meredith Davis & Paula Josa-Jones
Lighting design Blu
"This finely crafted, discomforting, even brutal dance is a tour de force for seven women in little girl party dresses and seven chairs in cloth shrouds. Its images of blitzkrieg grab hold and won't let go. The women enter one by one, flatfooted, leaden, as if traveling through mist, each with a lit cigarette (a smoking gun? for what crime? war?) dangling from her fingers. They lower themselves, tentatively, into the chairs, their rumps barely touching, as if the seat were too hot. Guttural sounds and snippets of yearning in a Babel of languages explode from their throats. Later, in a passage hot as fission, they fling themselves from the chairs as if rebounding from a gunshot and smash to the ground - they don't so much fall down as fly up and crash-land. They scramble repeatedly atop their seats, again letting fly - in unison, in canon, finally helter-skelter. It's as if they were forbidden to rest. "
Thea Singer, The Boston Phoenix