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Desire

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Desire

Choreography by Helen Pickett
Music composed and recorded by Peter Salem

World Premiere

May 20, 2021
Kaatbsaan Cultural Park
Tivoli, New York

Cast:
Zimmi Coker
Erica Lall
Joo Won Ahn
Carlos Gonzalez
Blaine Hoven

Notes

Desire is a 15-minute study that explores two threads within Gustave Flaubert’s novel, Madame Bovary: Emma Bovary’s vibrant, starry-eyed imagination and the societal energies of the small-town she inhabits. The five dancers embody Emma’s dreams and the town’s collective dynamics.