NOOK: At Our Edges, Lustre & Gatherings
dropshift dance, celebrating its 9thAnniversary Season in 2019 and praised for creating work which is “…playful and alluring” (Art Intercepts, Chicago) and “…an ingenious offering…” (Laura Molzahn, The Chicago Tribune) premiere, “NOOK”, evening-length culmination of dance work, At Our Edges, offering audiences dance, dance film, and participatory-guided physical experience. “NOOK”marks the culmination of 18 months of creative studio and performative research. Cerniglia’s, At Our Edges, in its third phase of development, explores an adaptable physical state and our connection to the natural world and its processes of life and death. Cerniglia’s research acknowledges existence and the absence of – centering around a community of movers that work to preserve the value that each body brings to the space. Movement vocabulary borrows from tasks of preparation and physical ritual- corporeal manifestations explore internal darkness, thorough freedom/release, and a pursuit of refuge, comfort, and solace.