Works by Choreographer Kristen Mangione are visceral and intelligent with an emotional depth 

Drawing from and often collaborating with visual artists, opera, the media, and theater, they address issues of humanity in an ever more dissociated world.


Our intention is to move our viewers intellectually and emotionally at the same time -  in seeing patterns, symmetries, and how things fit together all the while discerning feeling and meaning.

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The Mourning After is a dance for five women, chronicling their journey from the anticipation of the moment of death, through grief, to an ultimate newfound discovery of the joy of life and memory. Elements of Western mourning practices, religious imagery, and pagan rites are drawn upon to chart the range of human emotions spanned in response to death. Using loose theatrical direction, the dance is a meditation on the moments before the crucifixion of Christ. Drawing on Medieval and Renaissance