A Doll’s Love (2005)

(a duet from “Dance Macabre”)

A girl rapidly approaching her teen years is given a mysterious gift — a doll. Deeming the doll an unworthy and childish gift, the girl largely ignores the doll. But love can come in bizarre forms, and as they say, love cannot be denied….

This piece explores the concept of how unrequited love can become destructive, using a dancer whose movement was largely sexy and coming-of-age, and a contortionist who mimicked her with earnesty but doll-like inadequacy.