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Morgan Thorson about her work Heaven



TALK DANCE host Justin Jones speaks with Morgan Thorson about her work Heaven.

00:47 / What led Thorson to make Heaven?
03:13 / Live choral singing in Heaven
04:45 / Influence of prayer
08:11 / Shape note singing
10:38 / Restraint and freedom in Heaven
18:11 / Objects onstage (sets, instruments, elastic bands) as part of the piece
21:53 / Representations
25:35 / Audience perspective/reaction
27:34 / Challenges of embodying and presenting spirituality/spiritual practice
31:35 / Giving in to a higher power
34:02 / Process of evolving perfection

A video of a performance of Heaven is available at OntheBoards.tv.