History - Stepping into the Light (1995)
April 21 - 22, 1995 - Judge Memorial Theater, 650 South 1100 East, Salt Lake City, Utah

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No Place Formaldehyde (1995)

Choreographer: Jimmy H. Miklavcic
Music: (Video Credits)
Text: Jimmy H. Miklavcic
Costumes: Jimmy H. Miklavcic
TV Videography: Jimmy H. Miklavcic
Lighting: Jimmy H. Miklavcic
Dancers: Rosie Banchero, Rebecca Groen, Mickey Mounarath, Travis Rasmussen
Location: Judge Memorial High School, 650 South 1100 East, Salt Lake City, Utah
Length: 13:35 minutes

Choreographed by Jimmy H. Miklavcic as a solo for Another Language's Society In A Nutshell concert in 1994. This work was expanded to a quartet for the Stepping Into The Light concert and was also performed for the 1995 Utah Arts Festival on the Amphitheater Stage, at the Triad Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. Dancers are Rosie Banchero, Rebecca Groen, Mickey Mounarath, Travis Rasmussen.

The work utilizes four television/VCR systems that display graphics as well as recites two poems written by Mr. Miklavcic. The first poem, Video Moon, was recited by four mouths. The four TV/VCRs were arranged into a 'T' with screens on top and two screens below. The top two each have a recording of an eye, the third one below the two is a recording of a nose and the last one displays a talking mouth reciting the second poem, Stepping Into the Light.

Stepping into the Light
Jimmy Miklavcic

Ah, this room,
submerged in a lightless film,
backlit buoys bobbing in an ocean of gray
sway and cough in acceptance,
in denial.

A moment passes, sometimes unnoticed
sometimes so quickly, you must see it again,
and yet ...
dictionaries can not define the
experience of change,
only images tell stories that words fail to release.

The time encompassed by motion and place
is collected into a bit bucket of thoughts,
to be sorted, arranged, counted,
preserved in storage for those who have missed it.

A tele-visual time shift of sorts,
packaged in a dark box,
to be opened in haste,
a prison break from a
quantum singularity, a black shrinking star.

It is then the opportunity arrives,
when the experiences, bundled into a single act,
are seen cautiously,
stepping into the light.