In We Buried Her Standing Up, five women face sublimity as it appears in untamed nature. Operating from a place of improvisation, starting with sound first, the women utilize the voice and magnitude of self-made sounds to create genuine movement specific to each of their physique. Connecting voice and physicality of dance, the piece aims to express feminine vulnerability and vulgarity at once. Much like the bird, to cheer one’s own solitude with sweet sounds. the dancers sing to one another, using melody and harmony to create a poetic nostalgia in the softness of their frame.

Performance by
Tiana Fridley, Mindy Upin, Brittany Sylwestrak, Lane Halperin, Katherin Roarty
Judson Church through Movement Research

October 2012