A trio exploring integrated and complex grief, the winding way through each – and what lies beyond.
Cast: Katy Esper, Erin McNulty, Mary Teuscher
Choreographer: Erin McNulty, in collaboration with the dancers
**Next Performance: Natalie Johnson Dance presents Nice to Miss You
Featured guest artist
Saturday, March 23rd, 2019 @ 7:30pm | Sunday, March 24th, 2019 @ 5pm
Arts at the Armory, Somerville MA | TICKETS
The words we use to describe the experience of grief are often searing. Whatever kind of ‘loss’ we are grieving – a person, a relationship, a belief system, something personal or something global – the journey and aftermath can be almost violent as a new reality is forged within.
Psychiatrists now use terms such as reconciliation, integration, and adjustment to describe grief outcomes, rather than the more traditional recovery or acceptance. Our choreographic process involves investigating this messier reality through writing exercises and improvisational tasks, to get to the core of our own experiences with grief – and where they have left us.
a time for loss & a time for ______ was created during January 2019 as part of National Choreography Month (NACHMO), with further development after its premiere.