The word assuage means to make something that is burdensome and painful less severe. Assuage was created as a dramatic duet in which the couple attempts to connect and resolve the physical and emotional obstacles of their relationship. The music drives the movement into a frenetic ending that allows for multiple conclusions. The irony of this work is that its title is never achieved.
# of Dancers: 2
Length: 9 minutes 30 seconds
Music: Arvo Part,Tabula rasa; 1,ludus
Costume Design: Leslie Vaglica
Lighting Design: Asami Morita
Premiere: 2018- DEVICES Choreographic Workshop, Gibney Theatre, New York, NY
Original Cast: Lauren Twomley, Leo Hishikawa