YOU can sleep when you're dead (2019)
Premiered with DanceWorks & Thodos Dance Chicago's NEWDances at The Athenaeum Theatre
Cast: Kristen Donovan, Sarah Fluegel, Abby Hare, Elijah Richardson, Imani Williams
A highly athletic dance piece, “You can sleep when you’re dead” develops discourse on the capitalist hustle culture of the United States. It is a critique on the normalization of overworking, and the idea that rest is synonymous with weakness or laziness. This dance focuses on and mimics the hectic life of a working, dance artist, pointing out the undervalue we often feel throughout our own career’s hard work + vigor. The extreme physical and athletic movement explored how far the dancers could go before they needed a break, and how quickly they could recover to start the process all over again.