Alexa J. Rittichier


I lost it. It was taken.

I lost it. It was taken., August 2011
Performed by Catherine Decker, Elise Mayfield, Alexa J. Rittichier, Emily Rose, and Courtney St.Clair
Sound by Justin Botz

Five female dancers enter clad in white dresses and faces, solemn in their movements. Each dancer holds a red colored prop-a jumprope, a teddy bear, a blanket, galoshes, and a balloon. With a mixture of dance and habitual, child-like movements the dancers traverse themes of nostalgia, virginity, innocence, and loss. For their final movement, each performer places their prop onto a white pedestal before exiting. The balloon, the last item, pops with a resounding end note.

*photos by Michael St.John