Rise and Fall, 2012

Rise and Fall inspired by the rise and fall of ancient and modern civilizations running the following cycle including: a new beginning, footprints of the past, early civilization, agriculture, industrialization, modernization, gross consumption, awareness, terror, population dissipation, and knowledge to begin again. Additionally inspired by the book The Long Descent by John Michael Greer.

Premiered at Baruch Performing Arts Center, New York City, January 2012

  • 40 minute work for five dancers
  • Music: BP Service, Eno/Wobble, Trent Reznor, and Hughes le Bars
  • Costumes:  Daniel Herskowitz
  • Photo: Sharon Harsa

“a Rite of Spring for the Occupy generation”

-William Hudson, williamaveryhudson.com 

“the onstage ending is striking and unique, with each dancer making a chalk outline of their own body that often continues as they move, a strong image”

-Quinn Batson, OffOffOff.com