The HERA Odyssey

Inspired after years of working with women in dance, The HERA Odyssey takes us on a tour through the ages, combining both dance and women’s history with an individual storyline that weaves through the collective experience. It is a mythical, mystical tale of a woman’s eternal love, truth and beauty, featuring various dance styles from Ancient Egyptian Sacred Dance to Folk, Baroque and contemporary techniques, including music, graphics and other visual elements to support the dance-driven narrative. It is an original evening-length dance play with a prologue and three Acts, featuring 6-8 core dancers.

The collective story progresses from ACT I – Ancient Times to ACT II – Middle Ages through to ACT III – Modern Times, where we see how the dances of the times reflect the roles of women in history. It is a story of the heroine’s journey, and an important topic, timely, and empowering for girls and women, especially at this time in “herstory.”

The individual story of the heroine’s journey is the collective experience, magnified, as the main character, HERA, explores the longing for connection to the source of her feminine power. We find we are not merely spectators, but are drawn into the story through common universal themes of acceptance and our need to belong, and be loved for who we are.

My artistic goal for the show is to view the topic of women with a dance-driven narrative, employing dance history to tell the story, and to stimulate the audience on both intellectual and visceral levels for an aesthetic experience, and to engage the viewer’s imagination for empowerment and positive transformation.

PERFORMANCE BOOKING

This piece is designed to be adaptable and can be performed at theaters and museums, colleges, workshops and events. Each piece, as well as each Act, of the whole work can be performed on its own, depending on the event.

For Booking inquiries please go here, or call 917-907-2025.

**This is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non‐profit arts service organization. Tax deductible donations may be made here:

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