Honored with a 2008 Minnesota SAGE Award for “Outstanding Choreography,” Ways to Be Hold (premiere 2008) explores the dynamic of holding and being held filtered through a series of personal and global inquiries. The performers are caught between moments of tenderness and assault as they decide how to respond in dangerous times. Spoken word artist Tiyo Siyolo narrates this compelling work with courage, grace, and a ferocious spirit.
“Ways to Be Hold is a searing portrait of empowerment, fear and struggle set to elegiac music of Ross Edwards. An intensely fascinating and disturbing experience, it was danced with generous flair by the exceptional Pimsler Company.”
– Donald Rosenberg, Cleveland Plain Dealer.