This is an excerpt from 'Heel', a piece created for the NewSteps Series at the Chen Dance Center in NYC on Dec. 6, 2008. 'Heel' comments on the expectation for women to be "feminine" and dress in heels. By attaching the heeled shoe to my face and limiting my movement to what I can do with the heel on the floor, I exaggerate the impracticality and absurdity of wearing heels. A wireless microphone hidden inside the shoe amplifies my breath, intensifying the element of struggle, and supplementing the live sound by Jarryd Lowder.

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