Choreography, costumes and lighting by Alyce Finwall, music for strings, voice and breast pump composed by Jason Hoopes, performed at Mills College, 2010, Dixon Place, 2010 and WestWave Dance Festival, 2010.
"Enter Demeter", with an original composition by Jason Hoopes, explores humanity within the struggle between life and death through the physical manifestation of nine women in a restricted arena. The entirety of the stage becomes the anointed ground in which these women are enclosed and in which they struggle for autonomy, civility and significance within an often fragile and volatile environment where nothing is to be taken for granted. "Enter Demeter" opposes woman against woman, while also showing the cooperative traits that are imperative to women's existence. "Enter Demeter" showcases the beauty, clarity, value and strength of women through the interrogation of all human values. This piece takes inspiration from "The Voyage" by Eduardo Galeano and Faith Wilding's poem "Waiting", which was part of the performance program of Womanhouse, the seminal feminist art installation that took place in Hollywood in 1972.