Clans (2018)

Another collaboration with biologist Wiline Pangle, choreographer Heather Tommer-Beardslee, and costume designer Ann Dasen with contributions from puppeteer Nicole Graziano. Clans takes inspiration from Dr. Pangle’s dissertation work studying the behaviors of hyenas.

The piece is in 5 sections: Hunt, Play, Mate, Motherhood, Explore. The video is of the first performance by the Central Michigan University Theater Dance Company in April 2018. The Motherhood section was also performed as part of the “Women’s Work” show in June 2018 in the Boll Theater in Detroit.