SOFT BLUE conjures a space where the fragile lines between truth and fantasy are blurred and broken. With each moment counted and accounted for, three women practice performances of togetherness, misremember choreographies, and re/present images of femininity. Dancing through SOFT BLUE reveals the construction and collapse of physical and psychological realities, illuminating cracks through which possibilities for magic emerge. SOFT BLUE is performed by Meghan Frederick, Carlye Eckert, and Elisa Davis and features an original score by Trevor Wilson.
SOFT BLUE was developed through supportive residencies in Maine at Denmark Arts Center and Barn Arts Collective, as well as a residency with students at Marymount Manhattan College. Work in progress versions of SOFT BLUE were performed at Denmark Arts Center in early November, at Open Performance at Eden's Expressway on November 15th, at Brew in Motion in Queens in late November, all 2016, and at Barn Arts Collective in January 2017. Meghan Frederick Performance Projects held a workshop for middle-school students on improvisation and choreography in Southwest Harbor, ME in January 2017. The full 39-minute work premiered as part of TAKE ROOT at Green Space in Long Island City NYC in early February 2017.