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waves1Outside + Beside Herself, a dance performance about Virginia Woolf choreographed by a master’s student, is currently playing at the National Arts Festival in South Africa.

Choreographer Zoe Reeve says the performance, which is based on Woolf’s suicide letter to husband Leonard, explores elements of “drowning, friendship and letting go.” The words of the production are drawn from Woolf’s novel The Waves.

“It is very dark but there are light-hearted elements in it. There are gentle moments in the relationships between the performers,” Reeve said. Read more.

This is not the first dance performance in recent months that portrays Woolf’s end times. Cleveland, Ohio’s GroundWorks Dancetheater performed Unfinished Dialogues in the U.S. last fall. I attended and found it both mesmerizing and touching.  

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