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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All Of A Sudden (1989)

Choreographer: Elizabeth A. Miklavcic
Music: (Video Credits)
Costuming: Elizabeth A. Miklavcic
Lighting: Jimmy H. Miklavcic
Dancer: Elizabeth A. Miklavcic
Location: Another Language Studio, 345 West Pierpont Ave., Salt Lake City, Utah
Length: 5:42 minutes
Alone in a crowded room, this dance takes place in an imaginary nightclub where the crowd falls away to leave the lone woman, dancing her emotions about being rejected again. She expresses her feelings in movement about lost chances, including the unexpected and unsuccessful road her life has taken. Still fighting for something, still trying to keep her dignity, she continues to take one step, and then another, fighting to keep going, to keep moving through her sadness.

The choreography incorporates resistance and slow motion to address the motivation for the dance. There's fall, recovery and release movements, as well as burst and restrained movements. The point is that even though she has arrived at the edge of her frustration and depression, she fuses to give in, she picks herself up and continues on with this thing called life. Elizabeth Miklavcic choreographed and danced this solo for Another Language Holds A Conversation in 1989.