"Beyond the Armor: An Exploration of Self Worth"

an original dance piece

Produced by Caitlin Eby

Winner of the Western Michigan University 2015

Luscombe Collaborative Arts Grant

WMU Multimedia Room, April 2015
Produced by Caitlin Eby
Choreographed by Bree McCormack
Lighting Design by Evan Carlson
Costume Design by Sam Corbeille
Scenic Design by Caitlin Eby

Inspired by her experience at 2014 LDI Broadway Lighting Master Classes in New York City , particularly the conversation between Jennifer Tipton and Twyla Tharp, Caitlin Eby returned to WMU the following semester and proposed a collaboration aimed at relating the forms of light, dancers, and sculpture or scenery in silence. The project quickly gained traction and won the 2015 Luscombe Collaborative Arts Grant. It was devised during weekly rehearsals with all artists involved in the project at every rehearsal. Above you may view photos of the rehearsal process, publicity shots, and the final product. Below you may view Caitlin's original grant proposal for more information on the collaboration and watch the video from the premiere performance followed by a Q&A style talk-back session.