Choreography, costume, and dance performance: Sara Baird
Original composition and music performance: Meg Mulhearn
Baird and Mulhearn explore cyclical patterns and employ metamorphic transformations in their new collaborative work Godai. Through music and movement, they investigate the Greek goddess Hecate’s triadic nature and the Japanese Buddhist philosophy of godai (五⼤大) or “the five greats” which include earth, water, fire, wind, and the void. Godai is a unique mythological tale created for the modern age.
This project was supported by the N.C. Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources, with funding from The National Endowment for The Arts. Additional thanks to Jenni Cockrell and Julie Becton Gillum who assisted in the creation of this work.