As a movement director who thrives in the place between dance and theater, Charles Mee’s modern day retelling of The Supplicant’s was a gift of a play. Mee’s script weaves poetic and abstract language throughout the play, and calls for movement that ranges from daring stunts, to grotesque violence, to dances of all types. I worked expressionistically, and relied heavily upon my vocabulary as a movement analyst to choreograph dance steps and violence with clear expressive qualities to evoke the blood, guts, and passion within the poetic images in the text. Breathing patterns, subtle weight shifts, and huge stunts were all worked to the last detail to create a cohesive theatrical world where the stunning events of Big Love could unfold in the flesh.
Movement Director, Fight and Dance Choreographer – Marie C. Percy (Boyette)
Produced by Connecticut Repertory Theater
Director, Helene Kvale
Scenic Designer, Tim Golebiewski
Costume Designer, Pat Ubaldi
Lighting Designer, Erika Johnson
Photographer, Gerry Goodstein