Growing Pains, a.k.a. The Motherhood Project

Growing Pains is an honest and personal exploration of the joy, pain, isolation, laughter, and chaos of modern motherhood as transcribed through the body. In the process of making this work, we asked: What journey does the body take from pre-pregnancy to post-pregnancy? How does the body reflect one's experiences as a mother in contemporary society? What expectations does society place on today’s mothers? How can one find balance between caring for others, caring for oneself and maintaining a career? What does it feel like to go from "Super Mom" to an absolute breakdown in a matter of minutes?

Growing Pains is a living, breathing performance piece that is constantly transforming as our journey through parenthood evolves and takes on new shape. The work has never been performed the same way twice. With each revision, it changes to reflect our current experience.

Growing Pains began in 2014 and has been performed at Salem State University, Salem, MA, The Somatics Dance Conference and Performance Festival at Dean College, Franklin, MA and at Hobart and William Smith College in Geneva NY, Hollins University, Roanoke, VA, College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA, The Dance Complex, Cambridge, MA, Green Street Studios, Cambridge, MA, and the Trident Gallery, Gloucester, MA