Catch Your Breath
Catch your Breath began from the stepping-stones and memories of the original work by the same name, created and performed in 2016. Then and now, Catch your Breath is a space where you come as you are and can connect through a collective hymn of bodies, minds, and souls. An ode to past, future, and present selves, the project is patient and tender, so please hold it gently in your hands.
Below, you will find poetry, audio, video, and dance made collaboratively. This work is a river that curves around the rocks and branches that obstruct the possibility of smoothness, yet still it flows, unstoppable. It’s brackish water, a mix of it all that somehow still sustains life. And that life is flourishing. We never stop flowing in this river. We thrash, we get pulled under, and we ride the current of others and the world, while also making our own waves.
Choreographer / Director / Facilitator
Katie Swords Thurman
Music + Sound Credits
March by Keaton Henson
Set The Table by Matthew Jamal
Sound by song aziza tucker
An original poem “A love within me” by Reese
Year of the Dragon by Sufjan Stevens
Dream City by Teen Daze
Dancers / Participants / Performers
Shaurice Reese McCaster
song aziza tucker
Other Collaborators and special thanks