This past August SIDEWAYS debuted Reverberations. This show explored how one decision or action continues to effect the future. The first act of the show was called “Great Expectations”. This piece took a look at the labels that are placed upon us and how these labels are associated with expectations that change the trajectory of our lives. The second act had a different perspective on a person’s lasting impact. This piece entitled “The Pledge” and was based on the tragic experience of Max Gruver in September 2017. We were honored to be able to partner with the Max Gruver Foundation and support a family here in Roswell, Ga. The company learned a lot from this show not only artistically, but also emotionally. SIDEWAYS is dedicated to expanding perspectives through storytelling, and this show was no exception.
Director’s Note –
“Bringing this type of work to the stage requires courage: From the Gruver family – trusting us to tell their son’s story, From the dancers – being vulnerable on stage to give the work authenticity, & From the audience – in allowing yourselves to be immersed in it.
I’m passionate about telling these types of stories through dance because they matter. They make a difference. They are tremendously hard. They force you to feel and allow you to heal, all at the same time. The dancers express what couldn’t be explained fully through words before: Something you knew you felt but couldn’t share.”
Charlotte Foster Williamson