News Release: Arts and Humanities
Nov. 18, 2009
Family, Poetry Inspire Emory Choreographer
Choreographer Anna Leo asked her brother and sister to draw up individual lists of characteristics that described each of them. She created a list, too. The importance of family was a characteristic that appeared on each list. Perhaps there is a cultural connection that informs her work - she comes from an immigrant Italian family in which the notion of family, and by extension, community, are highly valued and practiced. In "Seven Little Dances for Three," Leo blends delicate gesture with physically driving movement to honor the nature of family and community.
Read an interview with Anna Leo in the Journal of Family Life.
Read the poem Sister, Sister, Brother, which was commissioned for the dance "Seven Little Dances for Three".