joy is here nor there

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A quirky lamentation on joy that stirs up past memories and tries to reckon with the fact that what brings personal joy may hurt the ones we love. In this world, there are three reasons we can't be whatever we want to be - some things are because of the universe, science, chemistry, some are because of things we do to ourselves, and some are caused by the world we live in. Trying to stay hopeful while you meet constraints at every turn. Move through a series of pop-music videos that you can't help but groove to, silly, honest, and difficult conversations with loved ones who are long gone, and struggling between the pull of self joy and the infliction of sorrow on others.
Yes - it is a tornado of emotions.

CHOREOGRAPHER, FILMMAKER, PERFORMER
Julie Akerly

PERFORMED AT
2020 [nueBOX] PAIR Fest