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Her Sylvan Ascent is an evening-length piece by Choreographer Jody Weber that challenges us to look deeply at the imbalances within ourselves, and our world, that are manifesting in our climate crisis. The work draws on imagery from the Women’s March and deep feminine archetypes that challenge us to re-imagine our power beyond our current materialistic state and look inward. The work was also inspired by the phenomenal book, The Hidden Life of Trees, to consider the way communities might create power and longevity through a deeply connected web of support and mutual care and commitment.
As the piece developed, our world traveled deeper into crisis with the election of leadership that denies climate science and emboldens corporate behaviors that energize a deadly trajectory for humanity. But hope remains in the rise of women and the reclaiming of our power. Hope in the voices of the young who are taking a stand against violence.
Performances by Whitney Cover, Lizbie Harbison, Shannon Humphreys, Caitlin Klinger, Kristy Kuhn, and Jennifer Roberts.