Of Gravity and Light is an evening-length contemporary ballet created for Ballet Des Moines in collaboration between myself and composer, Beau Kenyon. The work explores the relationship between  ethics (care, empathy, trust, etc.) and astrophysical principles (lunar phasing, planetary motion, Newton's Laws, Kepler's Laws, etc.).

 

To accompany the performance, Beau is spearheading the creation of a companion curriculum that engages middle school students in those same astrophysical concepts through the language of movement and music. The performance and curriculum will be shared in partnership with 4H STEM, WGBH, and Iowa PBS.

 

The work is set to premier at the Civic Center in Des Moines in April, 2022.