With Memories On Their Backs  - A dance piece honoring the global refugee crisis. 
 A Walking Experience - One Performance Only - Free To The Public

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Our Creative Team:
Artistic Director - Madeline Leavitt @madelinebloomleavitt 
Choreographer - Chris Emile @chrisemile 
Original Music by David Emmanuel @davidemmanuel310 & Gabe Steiner @_bigearl_ 

Shauna Davis @shaunaydavis 
Adama Ideozu @adapicm
Jobel Medina @jobelmed
Brandon Mathis @bmvthis
Carissa Songhorian @carissasonghorian
Ruby Street 
Captain Langs 
Associate Producer - @lisalechugabartoletti
Assistant to Choreographer @charissakroeger 
Photographer @silviaspross 
Costumes by Autumn Randolph @mmmmylipshurt
Stage Manager @mariebergenholtz 
Props, Graphics & Social Media 
By Lechetti Design @lechettidesign 
Lisa D. Lechuga &
Evan A. Bartoletti 


Strings Attached - Stay tuned for our next performance

Strings Attached

STRINGS ATTACHED –  Under the guidance of Artistic Director Madeline Leavitt, Strings Attached is a cross-genre project, involving contemporary dance and abstract puppetry, which explores the deeply complex, challenging, and emotional layers of love. At its worst, love can be lonely, crazy, and illogical. But, at its best, love can be a true inspiration. “For many of us, direct human contact has been lost, people have become disconnected with each other… this work is about finding the path back to true human interaction and real emotion,” says Leavitt.

In development for three years, Strings Attached focuses on the universal feelings of grief, forgiveness, devotion, entrapment, and joy to create a tapestry of love. Each emotion/character in the piece is represented by an abstract puppet. Through a series of vignettes, the dancers intertwine with the fragmented emotions represented by the puppets through the choreography. Puppetry allows for the serious subject matter, which explores life’s most complex challenges, to be addressed in a nuanced space where light and shadow mingle, much like the simple yet poignant poetry of a child – uncensored and pure.

“The title for the piece emerged when I was operating the strings that control the puppets,” says Leavitt. “The attached strings are a metaphor for the emotional connections between us – relationships involve tremendous compassion and compromises.”

Strings Attached is most directly influenced by Tierney’s oeuvre,” says Leavitt on the impact of the East German-born artist and storyteller Hanne Tierney on the new work. “Hanne creates theatre without the realism of human subjects. She has a wonderful way of using abstract objects in her performances to communicate drama, gesture, and symbolism.”

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