River Memories is a film collaboration between three emerging artists based in St. Louis, MO. The film is a live animation of a poem by the same name, written out in dance and sound collage along the Mississippi River. The movement used by the dancer incorporates postures called "statuemes" which were developed through a research lab process in the winter of 2012. Each statueme is one unit of graphic notation, representing a character in writing. Each was created with the developmental history and cultural associations of that character in mind.