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September 25 - 26
RESILIENCE Dance Company (RDC) presents a multi-disciplinary collaboration between poet Maya Sorini, costume designer Kayla Lindsay, and our dance company to create a fully immersive, walk-through performance experience featuring elaborate, live dancer-sculptures moving in response to original poetry. Taking place in The Chapel on September 25 and 26, 2020, Stanzas and Sculptures will be a thoroughly accessible arts experience, with an option to attend in-person or virtually. With an overarching theme of approximated experiences, Stanzas and Sculptures will capture the shared moments, memories, and familiarities that bind us together as human beings in times of great change.
In-person attendees will be required to reserve a specific arrival time, wear a mask at all times, undergo a temperature screening, and maintain appropriate social distancing. You will be permitted to stand with your group. 
Virtually attendees will receive a private link to a pre-recorded, professionally edited virtual performance experience on the day of the show.
More details on ticketing website. 
Costume Design
Kayla Lindsay is a theatrical costume designer currently residing in St. Louis City. She graduated Flagler College in St. Augustine, Florida with a BA in Theatre Arts. She has designed for multiple companies in the city including St. Louis Shakespeare and Cherokee Street Theater Company, and her next project is Cherokee Street’s Kill Bill. She has also costumed many special projects including a Gilded Age Project for St. Augustine’s 450th Celebration which included a Victorian fashion show and museum exhibit. As her passions dwell in collaborative arts, she is excited to participate in this mixed-medium production with an impressive team.
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Original Poetry
Maya J. Sorini is a poet and fiction writer with a Masters in Narrative Medicine from Columbia University. She attended Washington University in St. Louis, where she also spent three years doing trauma surgery research. Her poetry focuses on the complex task of navigating trauma and its aftereffects, especially the processing that goes unseen. Maya is an aspiring physician with poems published by Tendon Magazine and on her Facebook page, O Positive Poetry. She is delighted by this opportunity to collaborate with other artists to put on Stanzas & Sculptures.
Director of RESILIENCE Dance Company, Emily Haussler is a choreographer, dancer, and teacher who holds a B.A. in Dance and Biology from Washington University in St. Louis. As a choreographer, her repertoire consists of over a dozen works, which have been performed by RESILIENCE Dance Company (2019-2020), presented independently at The Looby Theater in Nashville, TN, and selected for EXCHANGE Choreography Festival (2020), Washington University Dance Collective (2018), Washington University Student Dance Showcase (2015, 2017), and Washington University Young Choreographer’s Showcase (2016). Emily is committed to investing in the St. Louis dance community, empowering local artists, and creating insightful works inside of healthy dance spaces.  She is thrilled to be a part of such an incredible team of artists to bring Stanzas and Sculptures to life.