WRESTLES WITH: performance recap

Wrestles With for stage had its New York City premiere July 20th and 21st at the MachineHDance Summer Festival summer 2016.

       
     
WRESTLES WITH: ONE

Wrestles With is a 2 part dance film series looking into the inner conflict and struggle of the believers human nature and divine nature.

For this piece, I dug into kingdom philosophy in Christianity. Being born again, we die to our our sin nature, and that nature, or natural tendency, is replaced with a nature of righteousness. 

We still, however, are struggling with retraining our minds to fall in line with the promise declared over our life by our Creator. Wrestles With, looks intimately at the different voices that call out to us in our shifting mindset. Whether that voice is ours, the Creator, our friends, our family, or the enemy. The key is to recognize the voice of Truth amongst them all, and to endure until the end.

Choreographer:
Jessica Ray

Dancers:  
Deborah Chambers, Angela Morgan, Kaitlin Niewoehner, Caitlin Parish, and Brooke Stewart

Editing:
Jessica Ray

Videographers:  
Jessica Ray and Steve Zavitz

       
     
WRESTLES WITH: TWO

Wrestles With is a 2 part dance film series looking into the inner conflict and struggle of the believers human nature and divine nature.

TWO: focuses on the internal struggle of continually surrendering to faith. The duet towards the end of the film closely signifies this, and the desire and tendency to try to accomplish and control so much in our human nature.

Choreographer:
Jessica Ray

Dancers:  
Deborah Chambers, Angela Morgan, Kaitlin Niewoehner, Caitlin Parish, and Brooke Stewart

Editing:
Jessica Ray

Videographers:  
Jessica Ray and Steve Zavitz