Featuring Aria Mabry, Jenna Kinsaul, Joshua Walters

Throughout the entire world, the effects of the global pandemic and resulting isolation have impacted countless areas of life to include the performing arts world. Set in an empty theatre space, “Retrouvailles” seeks to investigate these consequences on the performing arts world as well as redefine what it means to connect and create during these times.

We lost the ability to perform for an audience.
To gather and dance together.
To stand on a stage and truly perform.
To create freely.
To breathe freely.
To work.
To connect.

But we can connect.
We can reunite.
We can rediscover.
We can innovate and diversify.

Performance finds a way.
Performance always adapts.
It’s an integral part of the human experience.
It’s how we relate to eachother and make sense of the world.

“The show must go on.” -P.T. Barnum

Student Work Affiliated With Brenau University’s Dance Department

Choreographer: Gracie Metcalf
Dancers: Aria Mabry, Jenna Kinsaul, Joshua Walters
Understudy: Silvia Beltran
Music: ‘In My Blood/Swan Lake’ by The Piano Guys
Videographer: TZ Films

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As an aspiring choreographer, I seek to use dance as a reflection of universal human experiences and ideas as well as integrate dance/movement therapy (DMT) concepts into my creative process. Currently, I am a senior completing a double major in dance (concentration: DMT) and psychology at Brenau University and intend to pursue a Master’s degree in clinical counseling and DMT following graduation. My ultimate goal is to open a facility offering creative arts therapy as well as traditional dance studio classes while encouraging a safe space for anyone to explore the possibilities of movement.