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Coriolis Dance: Girl in Late August

December 1, 2023 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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In our newest evening length work, Artistic Director Madeleine Gregor choreographs her second work for Coriolis Dance, Girl In Late August. Made in collaboration with the artists, Girl In Late August is a love letter to written through dance, exploring topics on aging, womanhood, societal pressure, and self-love. The ensemble of eight journey together through an emotional collage, examining their fears and dispelling lies that have been placed inside their minds and on their bodies. The work features poetry written by Madeleine Gregor as the months leading up to her own turning of a decade dwindled away while anxiety and fear grew.

Surrounded by stained glass and long grasses, the work transports you to the prairies of North Dakota, home of choreographer Madeleine Gregor. A place of open fields, endless skies, and suffocating expectations. Girl in Late August challenges societies’ elevation of youth, innocence, purity and what it means to be a woman. With a cast that spans three decades the perspectives and relationships towards aging vary, however a common thread has linked them all; calling bullshit on society’s narrative. So why have we listened to the falsehood the world is feeding us, and how do we break free. Gregor’s purposeful collage of ranging movement styles aims to connect the audience more closely to the emotions and themes each vignette delves into. Through manipulative gesturework, wind-tossed movement phrases, pointed stillness, and heartbreaking poetry the cast tackles then renounces their fears to find strength in their own worth.

Choreographed by Madeleine Gregor in collaboration with the dancers
Poetry by Madeleine Gregor
Set Design by Madeleine Gregor
Costuming by Madeleine Gregor
Live Performances by Stacy Brenner, Christin Call, Sara Caplan, Nicole Flores, Madeleine Gregor, Bridget Kirk, Tabitha Steger, Shayley Timm

December 1st and 2nd, 7:30pm
Yaw Theater
6520 5th Ave South
Seattle, WA 98108

Tickets: $35 General, $50 Patron, $20 artist tickets


December 1, 2023
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Yaw Theater
6520 5th Ave S
Seattle, WA 98108 United States
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