Expansion of stuporwoman

Tania Isaac



Tania Isaac, 2011 Pew Fellow, dancing in 2007.

Pew Fellow and choreographer Tania Isaac expanded her performance piece stuporwoman, an evening-length, semi-autobiographical work about motherhood that combines American and Caribbean dance aesthetics. The piece, which originated as a solo, evolved into a group work that featured three dancers, a playwright, an opera singer, and classical instrumentalists. Isaac's collaborative team included playwright Bridget Carpenter, composer Michael Wall, mezzo-soprano Claire Stollack-Gustavsson, and violinist Heather Zimmerman. stuporwoman was presented as part of the Philadelphia Fringe Festival, DancePlace in Washington, D.C., and the Bates Dance Festival in Lewiston, Maine, among other venues.