What We Have To Give (2021) 

Shortly after the pandemic began, everyone at Peter Stathas Dance knew that our creative and performing lives were going to be interrupted in a big, impactful way. We knew that coming together in a studio to create new work was impossible, so we embarked on a process of remote creativity. We all saw this as a golden opportunity to collaborate together in a way that would not have presented itself if the pandemic would not have happened.

What We Have To Give is simply a collection of dances that explains our love and commitment to our art form during the separation caused by the pandemic. We have worked to create truth, beauty, and meaning without being in one another’s physical presence but have relied on what connects us in ways we could not have known. Utilizing the technical means we had access to, we began the collaborative process of crafting a dance. We would reflect on the times, our hardships, and the meaning of the spaces we found ourselves in. The outcome is a collection of solos and one duet that has a stripped down, raw, and honest value. 

Interested in viewing What We Have To Give? Email lauren@peterstathasdance.com for more info. 

Choreography: Peter Stathas and Dancers

# of Dancers: 8

Length: 50 min

Music: “Back in Your Arms Again”- Bruce Springsteen, “Sanctus Benedictus”- Sarah Kirkland, “Mother Song”- Westerman, “In Love With My Future” – Billie Ellish, “Venture Highway”- America, “The Nature of Daylight”-Max Richter, “Untitled”- Emily Holden

Editors: Sean Kafer, Garrett Parker

Virtual Premiere: June 18th, 2021

Cast: Ty Graynor, Selina Hack, Andrew McShea, Paulina Meneses, Jesse Obremski, Emilee Pratt, Sasha Rydlizky, Lauren Twomley