Annie Marx, from Ridgewood, New Jersey, is a senior double majoring in Dance Performance & Choreography (B.F.A) and Strategic Communications (B.A.). This summer, she performed Bill T.Jones/Arnie Zane Company repertory at the 2019 American Dance Festival under the direction of Shayla Vie Jenkins. At Elon, she has performed in faculty and guest works by Ashley Robicheaux, Jason Aryeh, Justin Tornow, Jen Guy Metcalf, Kira Blazek, Lauren Kearns, Matt Pardo, Renay Aumiller, and Sara Tourek. She has presented her choreography at the American College Dance Association and showed her work “Contagion” in this year’s Fall Dance Concert.
“For the time being...”
How do we survive? In my solo-adapted work, I investigate this theme of hope during this time of quarantine as a means of survival. Through movement, I explore my own memories of space, physical intimacy, and other flashbacks isolation has brought to my awareness while acknowledging the reality of how we must navigate the current situation. When it seems as if there is no end in sight, hope emphasizes the temporary nature of this isolation. Hope carries us through fear to remind us of how much we live for the things we love.