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PROGRAM

how people leave

 

Choreography by

Tikiri Shapiro

in collaboration with dancers:

Kanami Nakabayashi Timpe, Connor Timpe, Erin Ellis, Elaine Fields, Lillie Amdahl, Ty Graynor, Rachel Cox Culver, Aidan DeWitt

Music:

Brice Davoli

Inspired by two poems and many people

 

Separation by W.S. Merwin

Your absence has gone through me
Like thread through a needle.
Everything I do is stitched with its color

 

Stitched With Many Colors:

Dancers: Kanami Nakabayashi Timpe, Connor Timpe, Erin Ellis, Elaine Fields, Lillie Amdahl, Ty Graynor, Rachel Cox Culver, Aidan DeWitt

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How People Leave

 

at their time,

Dancers:  Connor & Kanami + Tik

Music: 

 

before they were ready,

Dancers: Elaine (illness), Erin (taken away), lillie (tragedy)

Music:

 

because they choose to,

Dancers: Ty & Rachel

Music: 

 

because you choose to, or 

Dancers: Aidan DeWitt, Tikiri Shapiro

Music: 

 

because you leave a version of yourself

Dancers: Tik

Music

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“The Uses of Sorrow” by Mary Oliver

Someone I loved once gave me a box full of darkness.

It took me years to understand that this too, was a gift.

 

A Gift

Dancers: ALL 

Music:

Sea Legs Dance is a contemporary dance group local to Austin. As the name implies, Sea Legs Dance strives to adapt swiftly to the different places dance can take us through narratives and the celebration of each individual dancer that shapes its work. Follow us on social at @sealegsdance to keep in the know about our next show!

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