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


> Time Out New York
> The New York Times City
> Ballet Tanz
> The New Yorker
> Backstage
> The New York Times Dance
> Dance Magazine
> Village Voice
> The New York Times Arts and Leisure


> Flyer
> Poster

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.

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