As We Fall reveals the falling of the human intellect when impulsive behavior takes over, empathy is lost, and we become animals.
About this project
The purpose of this project is to open eyes and minds. To encourage truth, empathy, and understanding. It’s to show ourselves and our struggles honestly in hopes that we find a community that too needs a hand in living a higher life. Its about bridging the gap from human to human by living transparently. Whats being seen in the material was developed from deep personal exploration, they aren’t merely dance movements, or empty ideas, but full body expression rich with layers of personality.
In dance, because we’re being metaphoric, we, as the dancer, have to fuel our movements with information, with subtext, with purpose. We have to experience what we’re trying to communicate so fully that our eyes translate our story. The purpose is not so the audience is able to understand verbatim, but so the audience can relate to us, can connect with us, and most importantly, can feel our human. Our purpose as the dancer is to ensure the audience walks away having experienced something, an emotional shift, a physical response, a change in state.
So, we ask for help. We need financial support to spread our message and build this beautiful community. Every penny collected keeps one more small, non-profit arts organization alive just a little bit longer, join the movement and contribute what you can.
Video by Eska Palmer and Stephen McFadden. Editing by Stephen McFadden.
Risks and challenges
Running a non-profit arts organization is nothing but a challenge. Challenge is what keeps us charging forward. The concern that arts could be dwindling is enough to fuel us through eternity. Challenges give us a spark and a drive to keep moving forward. We’ve spent two years building As We Fall…nothing can stop us from sharing it.