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Looked at but Not Seen

Release date: April 01, 2011

April 1 & 2, 2011 7PM

"What if the task is simply to unfold, to become who you already are in your essential nature - gentle, compassionate, and capable of living fully and passionately present?"
- Oriah Mountain Dreamer

Ashley Evans presents her senior thesis in choreography, based on women's identities in both secular and spiritual realms. The concert explores the ideal images of women as often defined by religion, the media and even their own sex. Her work seeks to understand how to unify the separation of body, mind, and spirit.

Using dance as her medium, Ashley delves deeper into what it means for a woman to be, as Carol Gilligan states, "looked at but not seen," and "talked about but not listened to." Some of her major themes and concepts developed from studying texts by Eve Ensler, Naomi Wolf, Anne Wilson Schaef, and Doris Tishkoff. She also relied heavily upon her own experiences and those of her dancers in order to transform her research into movement.

This event is free and open to the public, but reservations are appreciated. Make a reservation by emailing Ashley Evans at ashley.evans@mail.goucher.edu.