Dancer Fana Tesfagiorgis in an extraordinary dress
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Fana Tesfagiorgis backstage before Splendid Isolation II
Splendid Isolation II ("The Calling")

This elegant solo, originally part of Jessica Lang’s longer work Splendid Isolation II, returns in a new production.

To haunting choral music (“O Maria, Stella Maris” performed by Trio Mediaeval), a woman stands enveloped in a long, flowing skirt that fills the stage.

Her movements, at times fluid, at times angular, express an emotional intensity that captures both agony and ecstasy.

“The image of [the dancer’s] bare back and arms emerging from the column of white is one that will stick for a while, as so many of Lang’s images do.” —Dance Magazine

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