Maroon, is a duet and continued research on Embodied Metaphor. The benefit of dance techniques are distilled in this piece of choreography. The movement language is a swirl of dance techniques referencing the movement language they provide. However, the resonance and historical frameworks of the techniques are removed and replaced with something fresher. Something alive.
This piece reads as a dance poem with a prologue, theme, variations on the theme, new theme, and epilogue.
The dancers live in a breathy unison where there is room for individuality and form. The choreography itself is demanding physically and mentally which is funneled into an involuntary and incredibly subtle kinesthetic emotional response. As the piece develops a beauty is revealed which is the result of respect, dedication, and perseverance. This is exuded from the dancers as this type of rigor, physicality, and technical excellence is simply unattainable without these personality traits. After dissolving technique and form's stigma it is used to show the human in the dancer.