Dancers: Elinor Tollerz Bratteby, Julia Ehrstrand, Tamrin Goldberg, Aurélien Peillex, Brandon Welch, Grace Whitworth
Choreographer: Lane Gifford in Collaboration with Dancers
Rehearsal Assistants: Kendra Isobel Samson and Stacy Donnelly
Visual Artists: Duston Spear and Wilmer De Los Santos
I present this work as an example of my current examination of the integration of dance with the visual arts and narrative baseline. Taking as my inspiration, the labyrinth found on the floors of medieval cathedrals and used by churchgoers seeking guidance to enlightenment, “Almost Awake” is about one person’s transformative journey through various architectural, visual, psychological and physical environments. It looks at the effects of a contemporary world on the mind of one protagonist moving, examining, colliding and navigating intellectual networks.