Movement of the People Dance Company
Choreography: Joya Powell, Denise Brown, Jillian Perkins
Music: "It Is Well With My Soul," written by Horatio Spafford and composed by Philip Bliss; Mahalia Jackson "Soon I Will Be Done"
NuDance Festival, The Riverside Theatre at The Riverside Church
This 2008 extended version of Breathless is a Modern Dance piece that explores race in the U.S. Since the civil rights rally in Jena, La on September 20th, 2007 up to 50-60 noose related incidents have occurred in the U.S., nearly five times more than within the past decade. These occurrences are due to the nation's lack of education and apathetic stance towards racial relations. Breathless explores these issues and our responsibility as a nation to incite change.