Adapted from the novel Bid Me To Live by the poet H.D. (written 1933-50, published 1960) and shot in houses formerly occupied by military families on Governors Island, NYC. To Live is about what happens on the fringes of a war, and the extremes and estrangements that war produces - how dancing on “the last-straw edge of everything” makes us strangers not only to each other but also to ourselves. It is propelled by a text that spirals through a perpetual state of siege, suspension and postponement, marking the inroads that state makes on our ability to love and to live. Shot on HDV, voiceover adapted and read by Mariam Ghani, choreography by Erin Ellen Kelly, performed by Erin, Mariam, Ophra Wolf, and Evelyna Dann. 11:43 excerpt from a work in progress, projected TRT 45:00.