Throughout this piece, every dancer repeats the same steps at different times. This canon structure symbolizes the grieving process of four people who, despite experiencing the same loss, must process it at their own pace. I originally created this piece in 2015, just over a year after losing one of my four sisters to suicide. That loss changed our lives, and our relationships with each other, forever. The passage of time does not make grief easier to endure, but I have found some hope and healing through dance. I present this piece for the second time in honor and loving memory of my late sister Alice Wiley.
Choreographer: Kendra S. Wiley
Dancers: Sheila Jackson, Karina Enriquez, Cathryn Bigham, and Kendra S. Wiley
Music compiled from the soundtrack of Boundary of Emptiness Movie 7 by Yuki Kajiura
SEED: Students Exhibiting Experimental Dance
The University of Texas at Austin
Producing Organization: Dance Action
Performance: March 8, 2020
I do not own the rights to this music. The use of this music for this performance falls under fair use due to the educational setting.
Video by Logan Smith | Edited by Kyle Pierce
Video by Addison Norman