Water is Safer Than Land   Claire Trevor Theatre, Claire Trevor School of the Arts

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Photography: Skye Schmidt

Choreographer: Janinie Montag       Costume Designer: Katie Wilson

Sound Designer: Jordan Tani             Stage Manager: Kelly Musgrove

“You have to understand that no one puts their children in a boat unless the water is safer than land.” The 

inspiration for this piece came from media images and coverage of the Syrian refugee crisis. This quote sparked the name for the piece and it also created a strong visual of the children being huddled together on a boat. To enhance this atmosphere, kinetic water-like light moved around the dancers as they traveled through the space, huddled on their boat. A single warm source of light cut into the space to support the boat as the kinetic water around the boat continued to swirl and move around the stage. 

©2020 Lighting by Madry​