Meta Morphic, 2017.
Meta Morphic starts with sunrise colors lighting ten river rocks placed neatly all around the stage. Moments later, myself and nine other dancers appear on the upstage left corner. Ahead of us lies a rock bed that surrounds a pool of still water—soon to be broken by a stream of water from above.
What followed was an experimental conversation between ourselves and the elements, involving physicality and vocalizations that took us on a journey towards that alluring waterfall. Earth, air, fire, and water instigated and inspired our movements and our words, and called on us to dare to be strong, to discover, and to listen closely to each other. While we all interacted with every element at different times during the piece, we each identified with a specific element and were dressed according to its color. For me that element was water and the entire piece was symbolic of a long journey home which culminated in the embrace the waterfall. What is written here is my interpretation of what happened on stage. What James, the other dancers, and our audiences experienced in this piece might be something entirely different, and therein, I believe, lies its appeal.