Project Title
Sanity Ceremonies


Grant Amount


Sanity Ceremonies is a modern dance theater show created and performed by Helen Hale. The work stems from an examination of the ceremonies, large and small, which we (often unconsciously) enact in an effort to orient and center ourselves in a baffling world. The finished work will find form through a marriage of dance, text, projection, costume and prop use that draws from a range of daily rituals, archetypal figures, autobiographical anecdotes, and cultural idiosyncrasies. Sanity Ceremonies is a collaboration with installation artist, Amanda Baumgardner, and motion designer, Mike Boutté.