A Dance Film, Inspired by Genetic Memory (2018)
Conceived & Choreographed by Erin McNulty
Cinematography & Editing by Christopher Di Nunzio
Music by Josh Knowles | Sound Engineer: Alex Glover
Dancers: Carolyn Harper & Erin McNulty
Shot in the Madame Sherri Forest, Chesterfield, NH; special thanks to the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests
Runtime: 24 minutes
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Synopsis: Two souls meet in a ruin – one finding it for the first time; the other irreversibly tied. The ghostly encounter leaves the new arrival changed: sensing what happened here in this familiar yet faraway world; tentatively following threads; and seeing the path she walks echoed in this other presence.
Close to finding the source of herself, she strains to reach it, then strains to break away. Ultimately, she finds comfort in the imprints left by those who came before – and leaves her own. Filled with sadness, pain, discovery, and comfort in the ties that bind us, Deviation, Twice Removed is a poem in movement that celebrates and questions our inner inheritances.
This project was funded in part by New England Foundation for the Arts‘ New England Dance Fund, with generous support from the Aliad Fund at the Boston Foundation.