Everett FRIDAY, Mar 15, 2019 8:00pm SATURDAY, Mar 16, 2019 8:00pm Aronoff Center for the Arts, Cincinnati, Ohio
The moment the lights go to black, the audience is captivated by a film of water that slowly becomes backlit to reveal dancers moving, floating and drowning behind the screen. It is both disturbing and beautiful at once. The image fades and viewers are thrust into a scene with a therapist and a woman, which begins to the journey into Everett’s exploration of personal traumas and how we carry them with us in our lives. Good Grief depicts each performer’s personal life and the baggage they carry with them – performers literally carry, drag and kick bags throughout this production. – Cindy Racinski, Motif Magazine
Contemporary Dance Theater’s 2018-19 Season will include a new work, Good Grief, by Everett, of Providence, Rhode Island.
Good Grief is born from Everett’s work with groups of middle schoolers and police officers – both suffering from trauma. Working with their wrenching stories, Everett explores how emotions live in the body and how we access them for healing. Good Grief interweaves social justice, the science behind emotions, and human connectedness in multimedia dance-theater that brings the hidden to light.
Read an interview with co-artistic director Aaron Jungels about Everett and Good Grief on the National Endowment for the Arts website HERE.
Q&A after each show
Bring your questions and comments to the company members of Everett after each show, and hear their responses. Find out more about how this new work was created. FREE
The Contemporary Dance Theater Guest Artist Series is sponsored by THE OTTO M. BUDIG FAMILY FOUNDATION and is supported by the thousands of people who give generously to the ArtsWave Community Campaign. Support also comes from the National Endowment for the Arts, a public agency dedicated to supporting excellence in the arts, both new and established; bringing the arts to all Americans; and providing leadership in arts education. Contemporary Dance Theater is also supported by The Ohio Arts Council, a state agency that supports public programs in the arts.