Open rehearsal with Dorrance Dance at the Joyce Theater!
I had a chance to see “Until the Real Thing Comes Along (A Letter to Ourselves)” again, and it was even better than the first time. It’s great when a choreography has depths, and gets better with each viewing. Bravos to Michelle Dorrance, Melinda Sullivan, Josette Wiggan-Freund, and Hannah Heller.
My favorite moment of the afternoon:
Hosting the talkback Laura Diffenderfer asked: The title of the piece is “Until the Real Thing Comes Along (A Letter to Ourselves)”. What might that letter say?
Josette: To keep going. Given everything that happened throughout 2017, to keep striving to be true. To be a better daughter, a better wife, a better mother, a better friend. To ask: How I can be better today?
Melinda: This is a piece created for us, by our own voices. The [creative] process has been as important as the performance. The letter would say: Surround ourselves with people who encourage ourselves to be ourselves.
Michelle: In light of the year, this choreography is a collaborative process with only women. (Assistant director included). To show each of our voice is valid. To comunicate that our voices are appreciated, valued, and cherished.