Pestilence (2005)

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

In this dance piece, 5 dancers represented all forms of pestilence personified in psuedo-animal form. Two rat-like creatures embodied rodent earthbound pestilence, two reptilian characters embodied a pestilence that harked to swamps and watery locales, and one bat-like creature on stilts represented an airborne pestilence. The rat-like creatures focused on mimicking rodent mannerisms, stayed low to the ground, and adopted a very hunched over posture. The reptilian creatures moved with hard edges and calculation, rapid neck movements much like lizards, and a tall, lean but angular form. The bat-like creature largely utilized his wings and upper body work to affect a looming overhead, swooping down presence.