Allie Reece: To Perform

Artist Statement

In this piece using the medium of modern dance, I explore the complexity of the performative aspects of our lives. Using movement that expresses the discomfort our body and soul experience when we are fitting into roles or norms that are limiting, I explore how silencing our authenticity is damaging to our psyche and spiritual need for self expression. Using a public space while filming this choreography, this piece experiments with the boundaries we draw to maintain our composure, to uphold conformity for safety even at our expense, consciously and subconsciously.

About the Project

  • Title of Work: To Perform
  • Medium: This piece is a film that is 2 minutes and 21 seconds long
  • Student's Name: Allie Reece
  • Major: Film Studies (Film Production)
  • Anticipated Graduation Date: 26-May
  • Hometown: Liberty, Missouri
  • Student's Mentor: Desireé Moore
  • Mentor's Department: Digitial Storytelling