“Dancers dart through shafts of light on an empty stage in “Gray Matters” by guest choreographer Kristen Jeppsen Groves. A military wife interested in the current political unrest in the Middle East, Groves uses explosive movement and dynamic partnering to explore social media as an agent for social upheaval or mindless complacency.” – Ohio Wesleyan University
“Gray Matters” will be presented at Ohio Wesleyan’s Orchesis 2012 Dance Concert at OWU’s Chappelear Drama Center next week, March 2 and 3, 2012. Here are a few images from my week-long guest residency. With my move to Italy and spending a lot of time in the military community, most of my work now has revolved current crisis of the Euro zone and military conflicts. The work explored crucial “action/reaction” moments of individuals and how those can relate to actions/reactions of governments, economies, and militaries. The students were exceptional to work with and I was very happy with the outcome of “Gray Matters”. Good luck to Orchesis as you prepare for your concert!