“Who, Two” by Joan Nicholas-Walker

Immensely proud of how this commissioned duet turned out. Originally drafted as a solo called “Who” presented by BlueShift & SylviDances at Baltimore Theater Project March 2018. “Who, Two” took on new life as sage choreographer Joan Nicholas-Walker expertly reframed the original thematic material and crafted a challenging new dance. It strengthened our companies’ ability to harmony out of discordance even if only for that fleeting moment when she has my weight suspended in air or I look to her to see what the future may hold.

Looking at these photos I’m reminded how brave and empowering Maggie Lockhart is as a dancer. Her strength and bold commitment to dance is humbling to say the least. She is currently recovering from a hip replacement and with that we said goodbye to Brunhilda a hip that served her well even to the bitter end.

Published by sylvanachristopher

Sylvana Christopher is performer choreographer and teaching artist native to DC. She is mom to Jasper Lee Christopher and wife of guitarist John Lee. She has danced for Rincones & Company Dance Theater, Bowen McCauley Dance Company, Arts United of Washington, Mason/Rhynes Performance Projects, BosmaDance, Kate Jordan Dance, Sarah J. Ewing & Dancers, Word Dance Theater & Nancy Havlik’s Dance Performance Group. In 2009, Christopher sparked the formation of Glade Dance Collective which continues to thrive today. Sylvana has taught for several DMV schools and arts organizations including Holton-Arms School, Wolf Trap, Sitar Arts Center, Joy of Motion Dance Center, Washington Performing Arts and currently Inner City, Inner Child. Sylvana loves swimming, travel, potlucks, movies and soaking up live music! She hopes to travel to Brazil, Thailand, Ireland and Russia one day. Sylvana has been fortunate to study in Senegal and France as well as perform in Germany and Mexico.

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