Grief (2005)

(a segment from the collaborative dance piece “Pandora’s Box”)

In this dance piece, an “a cappella” song was chosen, primarily for its evocative loneliness and emptiness. The Pandora character was given a respite from witnessing all the evils that she had released upon the world, and was experiencing grief at what horrible consequences her curiosity had resulted in. The dancer portraying grief used athletic and stylized dance movements in a dark veil and tattered burial dress to perform a duet with Pandora to personify the concepts of loss, hopelessness, desolation, and resignation.