ABOUT THE PROJECT:
In a new evening-length performance pairing contemporary dance with multimedia, The Fate of Choice, beautifully and provocatively explores the world through opposing landscapes: Free Will vs. Determinism. “Do we truly have free will or are our lives pre-determined?” The work leads an artistic and philosophical discussion, inviting audience members to consider how their own lives and personal actions are influenced by their beliefs. We open with the question: “Can we control the curve of history or does it control us?” After an exploration of the opposing philosophies, Free Will and Determinism, the show concludes that perhaps we are neither dominoes falling in order nor powerful architects who construct every element. The truth lies somewhere in between—a compromise between extremes. Viewers can choose what to make of it, it’s only the question of their life.
About our collaborator:
Lindsay Benson Garrett, graphic designer, is a dancing designer and photographer who has an insatiable appetite to create. Her award winning photography has been featured in celebrity cookbooks, national newspapers and numerous magazines. After earning her degree in both graphic design and dance, Lindsay has designed and danced professionally for over a decade. She enjoys splitting her time between dancing on stage and sculpting advertising campaigns for national brands using design and photography. Lindsay currently serves as the strategic creative partner at Copper Note, a multi-disciplinary branding and web agency in Virginia and performs with RVA Dance Collective.