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 todays 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
Growing Pains is a living, breathing
performance piece that is constantly
transforming as our journey through parenthood evolves and takes
shape. The work has never been performed the same way twice. With
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