What We Here Possess (excerpt)

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Choreography: Dawn Kramer
Performers: Dawn Kramer and Sun Ho Kim
Music: Jeff Davis
Lighting: Stephen Buck
Set and Costumes: Bebe Beard
Video: John Melzer
Shot at Green Street Studios in Cambridge, Massachusetts
© 1998 Dawn Kramer

"What we here possess" is a line from an old shape note song that Jeff Davis sang at the very end of a 25-minute journey that Sun Ho Kim and I made through a field of feathers, created by Bebe Beard. It's my life-cycle piece. I guess every choreographer has to have one; looking back at the planting, playful time of youth, through sexuality and procreation, to harvesting, aging and the inevitability of death.