bear traps & other impressions
Premiere: 2010, Sullivant Hall Theatre, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
Subsequent Performance: 2013, Midwest Regional Alternative Dance Festival, Michigan
2018, Columbus Dance Alliance, Works #1, Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, Ohio
Choreography, performance, costume design: Rashana Perks Smith
Lighting design: Kiki Williams
Length: 6-1/2 minutes
In Bear Traps & Other Impressions, Smith abstracts her own experience of first impressions and uses weight effort qualities via Vera J. Blaine terminology to create a solo that is personal, kinetic, cathartic, and accessible.