Illume (originally Better an ignis fattus/than no illume at all) is a collective build of the energies of the dancers involved. It is an in depth exploration of transformation through form, with the overarching theme of the yogic perspective of tapas: the heat or resistance required for transformation. While exploring the esoteric anatomy of the chakras in the context of ritual, the dancers and I created a process of choreography that elicited an experience of embracing the unknown, ultimately lending to a transformative experience.
Original Cast: Sara Parker (Originally Eliza Tappan), Natalie Border (Originally Maddie Anderson), Sarah Stott, and Caroline Eskew.TedXPCC Cast:
Sara Parker, Rachel Slater, Mahina Moon, and Elizabeth Bressler.
November 2014: Ladies Literary Club, Salt Lake City, UT.
April 2018: TedXPCC, Portland, OR.