ENNUI: Inspired by True Events
Written in Collaboration with Lieana Sherry for the 2020 UMKC Dance Collaboration, 'Still, we create'
"Ennui: Inspired by True Events" is based on our experiences with social distancing and isolation due to the Coronavirus epidemic. The Oxford Dictionary defines ennui as, "A feeling of listlessness and dissatisfaction arising from a lack of occupation or excitement." Ennui, we think, is the closest word we have to describe what we're currently experiencing. Through this piece, I wanted to tell a visceral story that deals with the unknown circumstances that we have come and will continue to endure. "Inspired by True Events" reimagines our reality. Seeing a threat looming on the horizon, weathering the storm, and envisioning a hopeful future.