ONE DAY IN MAY is a body of work that highlights the sculptural and visceral beauty of the mayfly, documenting, examining and reconstructing the insect’s delicate movements and rituals into a dance piece.
Her movements are choreographed into a dance that explores her short life. Her death can come in various forms, but it is always leaving only a shell of her carcass to be rocked by the waves of the river, or by the night’s breeze, gentle and quiet before a summer storm descends.
The body of work consists of:
A 20 minute single screen dance/documentary with composer and violinist Alexander Balanescu.
A three screen installation, collaboration with Alexander Balanescu.
A 12 minute single screen poem.
All three works are related, but totally independent from each other.