Tragedy of Avarice Claire Trevor Theatre, Claire Trevor School of the Arts
Photography: Skye Schmidt
Choreographer: Chelsea Freeman Costume Designer: Katie Wilson
Sound Designer: Jordan Tani Stage Manager: Kelly Musgrove
This piece was based on the story of the daughter of King Midas, whose touch turned objects into gold. The Tragedy of Avarice was based on the imagined re-telling of the gilding of Midas’ daughter. As her hands took on the golden quality from her father’s touch, the all-female cast explored stillness and heaviness as their movement became more statue-like. Lighting emphasized the stillness with pools of light. When dancers broke out of this stillness, the world expanded and light wrapped around them.