Risa Jaroslow's lush choreography and stunning visual landscapes are alive with compassion and humor. Jaroslow examines the questions at the core of human experience, threading the answers through choreography that is at once earthy and soaring, transcendent and rooted in the everyday. Communities emerge and dissolve, a simple gesture blooms into a magnificent metaphor, and stories of ordinary and extraordinary people welcome the audience.
The company's critically acclaimed evening-length performances are created from material gathered in the community and developed in the studio. What sets the company apart is its ability to weave together the experiences of people from firefighters and midwives to survivors of domestic violence to Jaroslow's company of accomplished dancers. The works that emerge are, in the words of the New York Times, "...exquisite, like a drop of air suspended in honey."