BENEATH THE VEIL

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Photo by Skye Schmidt
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UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, IRVINE

2019

 

Choreographer: Lauren Gressens

Lighting Design: Jacob P. Brinkman

Costume Design: Julie Keen-Leavenworth

Sound Design: Kate Fechtig

Stage Manager: Kyrsten Goodrich

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Beneath the Veil drew on inspiration from Claude Monet’s Water Lily series. The dancers acted as the lotus flowers that start in the mud beneath the water and eventually broke through and were cleansed in their blooming. I had a great deal of fun looking at Monet's paintings for inspiration and worked to layer colors onto the dancers in a painterly way. As the dance progressed I stripped away certain brushstrokes to end the piece with a new refreshed clarity.