"The In-Between" is a fifty-five minute dance performance by ShaLeigh Dance Works that explores the nature of social disruption and reframes frustration and diminishment as strength.
The work is forged through performative gestures and vignettes and encompasses the very real complexity of identity, feminism, race, and queerness as the embodiment of what it means to be human. During the performance, SDW’s ensemble deliver a stunning display of dance through vignettes rich with images and movement. The work charts bold new directions that displace the confessional with the performative, and proposes social disruption as a natural antidote to identity itself.
Original music for the piece was composed by Sand Pact. Over a two-month period, Sand Pact met with SDW, building off their ideas and vision for the score, while supplying the group with their own interpretation and direction for the piece. The resulting performance debuted on March 13th, 2020 at The Durham Fruit.