Being is an exploration of choreographer MaryAnn McGovern’s past struggle with Depersonalization Disorder. The work was methodically constructed through the lens of Laban Movement Analysis, as it was the culminating project in her LMA certification. The work aligned the feelings associated with the disorder with Laban’s Body, Effort, Shape, and Space systems to create a meaningful movement vocabulary that accurately portrayed her experience through the body.

Choreography: MaryAnn McGovern
Sound Score: Carl Aagesen and Ike Floor
Lighting Design: Liz Cooper
Cast:MaryAnn McGovern, Shannon McGuire, Nicole Scatchell, Gretchen Soechting, Mercedes Soto, Jessica Svaicer-Beirich
Photo: Sarah Ebling