History - Another Language Holds a Conversation (1989)
November 17 - 19, 1989 - Another Language Performance Studio, 345 West Pierpont Ave., Salt Lake City, Utah

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In Some Language (1989)

Choreographers: Christopher Murry Ivins, Sari Lukkapinen, Gunild Pak, Elizabeth A. Miklavcic, Jimmy H. Miklavcic
Text: Suzanne Vega, Mark Neumann
Costuming: The Company
Lighting: Jimmy H. Miklavcic
Dancers: Christopher Murry Ivins, Gunild Pak, Elizabeth A. Miklavcic, Jimmy H. Miklavcic
Location: Another Language Studio, 345 West Pierpont Ave., Salt Lake City, Utah
Length: 17:26 minutes
Description
This was the opening dance of the first concert of Another Language's reboot since Elizabeth went back to school to get her Master's of Fine Arts Degree in Modern Dance Choreography and Historical Research from the University of Utah. The name of this concert was Another Language Holds A Conversation, and the dance was called In Some Language. The four company members wanted to establish the basic premise of Another Language Performing Company, which is that dance and the performing arts are another form of communication. An expression on the visceral level that goes beyond words, although, at times using words as platforms for movement.

In Some Language begins with a duet choreographed by Christopher Murray Ivins and Sari Lukkapinen, and performed by Christopher Murray Ivins and Gunild Pak that portrays the relationship of two people with the desire to come together and build a life, but are unable. A more in-depth description is on that individual dance page. The second duet choreographed and performed by Elizabeth and Jimmy Miklavcic focuses on co-dependency, and carrying the weight of a partner without even being aware of the burden. A more in-depth description is on that individual dance page. The reprise ties the two duets together into a quartet exploring the attempts through moments of success, and ultimately failures that reaching out for connection can entail. A more in-depth description is on that individual dance page.

The relevancy of In Some Language is how spot on it was in establishing the concert tone. It spoke directly to the audience about the relationship between non-verbal and verbal connection. More broadly, this dance really was Another Language in its new configuration, and will always feel as though it was the best and most thoughtful original creation reflecting the purpose of Another Language Performing Arts Company.