Works-In-Progress

CHOREOMANIA
Music by Julia Meinwald

One hot day in July 1518, Frau Troffea walked out onto the streets in Strasbourg and began to dance uncontrollably. As crowds gathered around her, others were pulled into her involuntary dance, until the streets were filled with hundreds of plagued dancers, and two sisters living in the city are drawn into the dancers’ world. At a time of persistent social anxiety and ceaseless tension, the people of Strasbourg spent the summer facing the unknowable until it faded away.

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Music by Julia Meinwald

After a natural disaster devastated her hometown, Deni stayed behind. She has spent the months since the disaster finding and rescuing local dogs abandoned by their owners and trying to piece together her grandmother’s synagogue from the bits she remembers, all while avoiding the others who stayed. When the owner of one of her rescue dogs comes back to claim him, she has to confront what it means to have been left behind.