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.
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March 15, 2019 at Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage
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