IN THE PRESENCE OF WILDNESS

Claire Trevor School of the Arts

Irvine Barclay Theater

UCI DV_2020 Loretta_ Photos by Rose Eich
UCI DV_2020 Loretta_ Photos by Rose Eich
UCI DV_2020 Loretta_ Photos by Rose Eich
UCI DV_2020 Loretta_ Photos by Rose Eich
UCI DV_2020 Loretta_ Photos by Rose Eich
UCI DV_2020 Loretta_ Photos by Rose Eich
UCI DV_2020 Loretta_ Photos by Rose Eich
UCI DV_2020 Loretta_ Photos by Rose Eich

Choreographer: Loretta Livingston | Lighting Designer: Avery Reagan | Costume Design: Elizabeth Cox

Sound Design: Garrett Gagnon | Stage Manager: Samantha Sorin | Photos: Rose Eichenbaum

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In the Presence of Wildness is inspired by the delicacy within wildness. The piece explores stealth and beauty within a female community - some inspiration coming from herd and flock behavior. Lighting treated the piece within two main spaces: a cave and an open plain. The cave was a symbol of shelter and protection. Lighting established the cave as an atmosphere that felt soft, cold and familiar within the herd. Soft blues and natural cool colors entered the space to highlight the delicacy within the herd. Lighting treated the plain as another character within the piece, creating grand sunrises with vibrant and lush textures to fill the space. Warm, bold sunlight wrapped the dancers and swept the stage with a powerful energy.