Crying in Public

‘We all enter this world crying, I just never found a reason to stop.’ Inappropriate, inconvenient, unprofessional, hysterical, feminine, childish… ‘Crying in Public’ employs dance, lecture and torch songs; Judy Garland, Alice in Wonderland, and Mary Magdalene; floods, glaciers and tsunamis, to look at what it means to ‘keep it together’ and to ‘fall apart.’ This intensely personal work integrates multiple dance forms (aerial, ballet, and vogueing) to express both the raw joy and the worshipful focus of a good cry, and to embody both the perceived bravery and instability of the openly emotional.

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