Inspired by the concept of ‘sitting,’ creating a moment of restfulness to quiet the mind, Archibald brilliant work moves the dancers through fluid movement. The piece then progresses to raw, liberating motion — complemented by the Far East and African drums.
“She has been an inspiration to me,” principal dancer Melissa Gelfin said reflecting on Archibald’s work in SIT, first performed by Cincinnati Ballet in 2014. “Her choreography was something my body was not used to. She helped me step outside my comfort zone and really pushed me as a dancer.”