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_Drift _

Conception and Direction by Cassie Meador

A project of Liz Lerman Dance Exchange

What script do we leave for the future? Cassie Meador, a new choreographic voice from Liz Lerman Dance Exchange, poses this question in her newly commissioned work, Drift. Commissioned by a 2008 Kennedy Center Local Dance Commission Project Award, _Drift _peers at all kinds of change, including change in time, change in place and change in tradition.

Heavily influenced by her deep Georgia roots, Meador was inspired to create a new dance when she saw how a plot of land in her Augusta hometown changed from a farm to a strip mall, a strip mall to a Piggly Wiggly super market, and from a Piggly Wiggly to a place of worship. The dancers’ blend of fluid movements and tectonic shifts mark the choreographer’s musings about what gets left behind in the face of whirlwind change.

Unraveling in a mix of dance, video, and shifting installations, Drift is created in collaboration with artistic partners from the Dance Exchange Company, set designer Shane Meador, and partners from fields as diverse as art, geology, ecology and history.