The challenge of the brief was to create artwork reflecting the thematically related yet distinct visions of two choreographers, each presenting their own works as part of Berkeley Dance Project 2017.
Choreographer Krista DeNio's NETWORK brings forward stories of formerly incarcerated individuals and considers what happens when confinement keeps people from their support networks. The piece draws parallels between human systems of communication, tree roots, and neural networks.
Choreographer James Graham, on the other hand, explores the human relationship to the elements of earth, fire, air, and water. In his piece, he introduces the concept of "marrow/heart/humanity" as the human element.
Both dance works explore how we communicate with one another, and how this is mirrored in our relationships with the non-human world. What sustains us? What makes us feel connected while we are alive?
The goal for the poster design was to merge the above thoughts in a single image.