Lay Me Down Safe, 2011
Commissioned by Scottish Dance Theater
Lay Me Down Safe is a tender foray into our human inexperience at reckoning with desire and loss. A nuanced dance built for Scottish Dance Theatre's company members, Lay Me Down Safe collides our desire to stay connected even if it hurts against our need to let go. Drawing on the individuality of each dancer and offering up a sensuous and arresting movement language, Lay Me Down Safe explores whether desire - the experience we follow like a moth to light - ultimately keeps us safe from harm, or places us right in its path. Lay Me Down Safe features extraordinary design elements from designer Katherina Radeva and lighting designer Jon Clark.