Presented: July 2016 Great Salt Lake Fringe Festival
Music: Max Richter, Michael Wall, Kronos Quartet, Terry Riley
Dancers: Meagan Bertelsen, Natalie Gotter, Severin Sargent-Catterton, Jennifer Weber
An evening length work featuring four female dancers reflecting on their individual experiences with gender based street harassment.
Presented: July 2018, November 2018
Music: Moomin, Neko Case, Chrome Sparks
Dancers: Meagan Bertelsen, Natalie Gotter
Exploring a number of themes, this work was created in a completely collaborative choreographic environment with all performers and technical elements being decided together with equal weight. Additionally, this work explores personal movement inhibitions that occur as a result of self perception of a social expectation. When two dancers inhabit a shared movement identity, how does the work develop and challenge them as individuals?
Presented: December 2015 Hayes-Christensen Theater
Music: Kronos Quartet, Terry Riley
Dancers: Meagan Bertelsen, Molly Cook, Christine Glidden, Sobrina Serassio
A piece created for four female dancers exploring different types of relationships women have with each other and how these relationships continuously grow and change.
Presented: April 2016 Marriott Center for Dance
Music: Frederic Chopin, Typhoon
Dancers: Molly Cook, Christine Glidden
A duet exploring how a close relationship between women facilitates questions of physical appearance and worth.
Presented: December 2016 Hayes-Christensen Theatre
Music: Nina Simone, Yann Tiersen, Michael Wall
Dancers: Meagan Bertelsen, Molly Cook, Roxanne Lebenzon, Celeste Reed, Emma Sargent, Severin Sargent-Catterton
This thesis research highlights the uniqueness and importance of relationships between female identified bodies as a means to access questions of worth, agency, and ownership of personal experiences and how the act of creating choreography facilitates these discoveries.