Ice Witch (2005)

This dance piece was inspired by my early-age reading of The Chronicles of Narnia. Being the sort of child who always cheered for the villains and was disappointed when they lost, Jadis, the White Witch might’ve been my first hero as a child. In this piece, a dancer is embedded in a symbolic snow bank of fabric from the waist down. As the music itself changes from lyrical and smooth to percussive and sharp, the Ice Witch herself responsively changes her movement style with the music. She herself is not so much of an individual person anymore, her face is perpetually in a wide-eyed wonder, as she has become one with the concepts of winter, rolling snowdrifts, jagged ice, and a lack of emotional or physical warmth.