The Language of the Body
We are fortunate to live in a time when we have a plethora of information available on breast cancer preventive measures, treatment options, studies, and clinical trials. This focus on the pathology and epidemiology of the disease is an explicit expression of a modern society trying hard to manage a devastating cancer that affects one in eight women. We arm ourselves with research and facts, hoping to someday find a cure for this terrible disease. We do this wholeheartedly, and we do it well.
What we do not do so well, however, is to make space for the implicit expression of breast cancer. The knowledge of this experience is comprised of much more than facts and studies: it is about accessing the language of the body, the senses, the spirit, and the deep primal need for connection and understanding. The Materiality of Impermanence seeks to address this imbalance. It is my belief that through performance and art, integration and healing becomes possible.