The Quickening


The Quickening is an evening-length suite of dances charting the landscape of women who attempt to balance it all: career, family and a vibrant awareness of change as it happens. The title refers to the sensations an expectant mother feels inside when her fetus begins to move and grow. Her baby “quickens” and one life invents itself within another, forever altering the landscape. Tracing the energy of life’s different stages, the dances explore passion and conflict, achievement and contentment, self-obsession and self-sacrifice, the elements of a woman’s journey that ask participants and viewers alike: are we in control of our lives?

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