A Harrowing World
Dance, Poetry, & Song
March 25 & 26, 2022 @ 8pm
March 27, 2022 @ 3pm
at Columbus Dance Theatre
"At your age I wore a darkness several sizes too big."
Hixon Dance joins forces with award-winning poet Maggie Smith to present an intimate evening of original dance, live new music, and poetry. Based on six of Smith's compelling works, the dance explores sororal and maternal relationships, how we respond to grief, the way we create shelter through our experiences, and how the past shapes our perspective of the world.
"Smoothing the snapshot back into the album, I forgive us for believing our small hands were enough."
This work is one of the most personal created by director Sarah Hixon. As a daughter, sister, and mother, she has delved deeply into her personal experiences of relationship and loss to portray a profoundly human story.
"The world is at least fifty percent terrible, and that’s a conservative estimate, though I keep this from my children."
Original commissioned music by local composers Jacob Reed and Lauren Spavelko will be performed live by Paul Melcher (piano), Jenna Hunnicutt (mezzo soprano), Sean Ferguson (theorbo), and Chelsea Hart-Melcher (soprano). Dramaturgy by playwright Chris Leyva.
"Let me love the world like a mother. Let me be tender when it lets me down."
Don't miss this innovative collaboration!
Parking at Columbus Dance Theatre
All parking in the area is free.
There is on-street parking available on Lester Drive and E. Cherry Street. Lot parking is shared with the old Homeport Building on the West side of the block (please do not park in any spaces marked individually as only for JOIN Organization). Overflow lot parking available at the gravel lot across from Snowden Alley, entrance on E. Cherry Street.