If There is a Paradise

photo © Jonathan Camuzeaux

photo © Jonathan Camuzeaux

photo © Theo Cote

May 23 & 24, 2017. Shown as a part of Living Altar by Kaimera Productions. The Little Theater at LaGuardia Performing Arts Center. Queens, NY.

If There is a Paradise is a solo work centered on exploring catharsis post-grief. The goal of the work is to celebrate life, allowing the grief to pass and welcoming joy in. Balloons, dancing, and melodrama are tools to combat the seriousness of death and daily life, a manic moment to combat a depressive episode.