t o q u i e t t h e m a r k s
choreography: Heather Stewart
length: 20 minutes
to quiet the marks is a new solo creation currently in process. Created by Heather Stewart in collaboration with composer dull, the solo explores the body as a place of shelter and exposure. The work calls into question our understanding of resistance and resilience within both the physical and mental landscape of our experiences. Informed by an underlying interest in the way healthcare often asks individuals to absorb and dismiss physical trauma, to quiet the marks proposes that what we name resilience is closer to a form of resistance.
to quiet the marks received support from Earthdance in the form of a two week Creative Residency. It was recently presented by SPACE in Portland, ME as part of their Moving Bodies in SPACE series.
photos by Nick Pierce