Miracle, Stephanie Danielle
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Pleated, rich in technicolor, full of imagination and wistfulness woven together with sincere characters, raw relationships, and a rock-n-roll soundtrack, is a piece about family, memory, and place. Pleated reverses the Dance Theatre of the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center and inhabits this odd space by dancing in front, inside, and on top of this tall vertical wall of folded red, purple, and gray theatre seats. Costumes in crayon box colors react sharply against the strange backdrop. The clashing gives off a vibrant burst of energy, reminiscent of a messy, adolescent bedroom. A non-linear narrative unfolds slowly, following three sisters as they revisit moments of their past together. The dance shifts seamlessly through a series of vignettes, which culminate in an emotionally volatile scene of accusation and forgiveness.