The Exquisite Wild
We were inspired by Maurice Sendak's story Where the Wild Things Are for our main performance at our Winter Celebration this year. We investigated ecosystems, biodiversity, and food chains in relation to Alberta's wetland environments while creating our puppetry/dance performance. Our dance tells the narrative of Max's adventure in Where the Wild Things Are, but focuses on the feelings that he (and many children) feel as they go through the experience of growing up. Karen Oh's beautiful soundtrack from the Spike Lee movie inspired many of our movements and helped tell our version of the story. The exquisite corpse activity also inspired our choreography, and title, of this piece.