History - Another Language In Concert (1992)
March 6 - 15, 1992 - Another Language Performance Studio, 345 West Pierpont Ave., Salt Lake City, Utah

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Risoluto (1992)

Guest Choreographer: Fiona Reilly
Music: (Video Credits)
Sculpture: Mark Tuttle
Lighting: Jimmy H. Miklavcic
Dancer: Michael Larkin
Location: Another Language Performance Studio, 345 West Pierpont Ave., Salt Lake City, Utah
Length: 6:45 minutes
Like an Auguste Rodin sculpture coming to life, the male figure (Michael Larkin) is encased in a sculptured rebar cage. He pulls, twists, and writhes against his limitations of space and intention, suffering encagement until, finally, he steps off the platform breaking free.

Beating the air with his fists, flailing in anger, the viewer wonders if his anger is from being caged or from breaking free, or both. The resistant, sculptural movement reminds one of Ted Shawn's choreography, as the dancer struggles with how far away he can, and should go. Should he make freedom a different choice from constraint? His dilemma becomes more pronounced as he slowly moves back toward the foundational cage from which he emerged.

Fiona Reilly was a guest choreographer for the Another Language In Concert performance, held for two weekends on March 6-8 & 13-15, 1992 at the Another Language Performing Arts Studio in the Artspace Complex, located at 345 West Pierpont Avenue, Salt Lake City, Utah. Company members were encouraged to participate choreographically in concerts, and the theme of this year's Spring concert was an examination of personal struggle within the structure of societal experiences and limitations.