SHOCK

This creation of this dance began in the Fall of 2012 and was originally performed to an interview of Rose Firestone three days before she was going in for Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) surgery. During its creation, dancer Herb Heinz postponed the procedure three times due to fear regarding the procedure. This was my motivation to continue the interview process with Ray Ponce, Dave Alport and Luanne Wilson. Composer Joel Davel added a provocative sound score to the interviews examining the procedure and subsequent management of electrical impulses. I have been trying to approach these interviews with a journalistic spirit in the hope of offering a balanced view on the subject on a very complex subject. dNaga most recently performed SHOCK while at the World Parkinsons Congress in September of 2016.

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