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  • Author(s): Heit, Stephanie
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Do bodies create a city? Do minds create a city? How does movement shape geography? How does fragility alter architecture? This ekphrastic piece was created inside a structured movement improvisation. I invented a city, in the tradition of Italo Calvino, to contain the work influenced by my dance partner, who was experiencing extreme mind states of psychosis, and my own experiences with bipolar disorder.

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