Quasi Normal

Jeanne Ruddy Dance


Jeanne Ruddy Dance commissioned German choreographer Suzanne Linke to create Quasi Normal, a new work that premiered during the company’s 2007–08 season. Composed of three sections, Quasi Normal explored the idea that the past contains the building blocks for future works. The piece drew inspiration from body positions introduced by influential German choreographer Mary Wigman in her work Niobe, and improvisations based on the choreographic sketches of Dore Hoyer, a dancer and follower of Wigman. The performance featured Brigitta Herrmann, a student of Wigman and founding member of Group Motion Dance Company.