photos: Ty Lyons Graynor



is a work about a heroine unformed; an objectionable protagonist who elicits our empathy because she is you, she is me, she is everyone who has ever wanted to be more than they actually are. She is Hamlet's Ophelia: fresh, clumsy, naive. She is Genesis's Eve: tempting, desirable, wicked. She is the mess we make, the love we desire, the self-sabotage we perform, the ugliness we see in ourselves, and the good we desperately want to be.

Created by Nattie Trogdon in collaboration with the performers
Performed by Katie Skinner, Genna Mattana, Emma Rumberg, Mercedes Mize with additional movement by Tara Hemmer and Morgan Anderson
Music: Julia Wolfe, Matthew Welch, Alvin Lucier, Brian McOmber

This piece was created(in part thanks to a space subsidy from the Mark Morris Dance Center and during the Tisch Summer Residency Festival at New York University.

March 2018 WIP Shared Space Mark Morris Dance Center NY
June 2018 WIP Barn Dances NY
June 2018 Process(es): An Evening of Shared Work with Hollis and Nattie NYU Tisch Dance NY
July 2018 Excerpt SummerFest Triskelion Arts NY
October 2018 Excerpt Small Plates Choreography Festival Triskelion Arts NY
April 2019 (Premiere) Split bill Triskelion Arts NY