Is It Through You?, directed by Katie Sopoci Drake in collaboration with Mountain Empire Performance Collective (MEPC), takes inspiration from Whitman's poem "To a Pupil" and highlights how individuality rests at the heart of social movements.
Whitman prompts us with: "Is reform needed? Is it through you?
The greater the reform needed, the greater the Personality you need to accomplish it."
MEPC, using their signature long-distance collaborative method, will create pieces separately with a similar set of movement prompts. Presented separately, each piece and its musical accompaniment highlight each unique movement artist moving in their own choreographic voice; but when each are performed together, they create a cohesive single group work and a beautifully merged composition. This work asks how the deepening of individual character and spirit creates leaders and a movement worth following.
See Is It Through You? on
March 15, 2019 at Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage
Check UPCOMING for show details
This project was supported by the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, which receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts.