Choreography Noémie Lafrance
Score Brooks Williams
Dancers Einy Aam, Jennifer Carlson, Eliza Carollo, Celina Chaulvin, Jessica Delia, Camille Dieterle, Savitri Durkee, Andrea Haenggi, Erika Hansen, Celeste Hastings, Ori Lenkinski, Ayelen Liberona, Eliza Littrell, Catherine Lutton, Cary McWilliam, Megan Metcalf , Rosario Ordonez, Elke Rindfleisch, Sara Robledo, Aya Shibahara, Tori Sparks, Emma Stein, Geok-Tin Tay, Martha Williams, Dana Yahalomi, Rieko Yamanaka
Other Artists Shelley Hirsch, vocals; Maxime Rioulx, sound design; Timothy Coffey, lighting design
Site NYC Court Building Clock Tower
Dates October-November 2003, November 2002, August 2001
Honors Winner of two Bessie Awards
Descent was performed by twelve female dancers around the architecture of a spiraling stairwell, where the audience was invited to view the performance looking down through the center well of the stairs and to descend the entire staircase to experience each of the multiple tableaus. Descent reflected on women as subjects and objects of desire within the domestic realm.