storm flock (2018)
storm flock explores themes of group belonging and individual expression.
I. Living Waters (Mayim Chayim)
II. Understanding of the Daughter (Serach Bitah)
Mikvah explores the Jewish ritual bath as a space of intergenerational connection and spiritual embodiment. The symbolic and spiritual significance of water in Judaism is physicalized by two dancers bathing another on stage.
Mandelbrot’s Elegy, or Breaking Waves Reflect the Light (2019)
Mandelbrot’s Elegy, or Breaking Waves Reflect the Light explores mathematician Benoit Mandelbrot’s notion of fractals as a universal pattern. As human beings, we are all inextricably interconnected to each other and the natural world.
The above works were performed in May 2019 at Hunter College. Olivia choreographed and co-produced a multimedia honors project alongside Naja Newell, for which she received a grant from the Performing Arts Office.
In March 2020, Olivia premiered a solo work at the Christian Street YMCA in South Philadelphia:
Christmas Morning (2020)
Mi Shebeirach (2021)
Mi Shebeirach premiered at the Mascher Space Dance Cooperative’s Annual Fresh Juice Festival in Hawthorne Park, Philadelphia. The piece embodies the Jewish prayer for healing as the world recovers from the Covid-19 pandemic.
When Our Time Comes (2021)
“But what is the past? Could it be, the firmness of the past is just illusion? Could the past be a kaleidoscope, a pattern or images that shift with each disturbance of a sudden breeze, a laugh, a thought? And if the shift is everywhere, how would we know?…In time, there are an infinity of worlds.”-Alan Lightman, Einstein’s Dreams.
two friends talk about time (2021)
Collaboration with Brooch Solomon
How did your past self pave the way for your present self? How does it feel when time slows down? What does your future self need you to understand? Are we there yet? What was important to past you, and is it still important now? What grief will you walk through on your way to the future?