Reconciliation, the Trinity Movement Choir’s dance designed to mark the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, has come to have a broader meaning as audiences have applied the piece to cataclysmic events in their own countries and lives. But the message remains the same: there is a route from agony and numbness back to life, through openness to love that breaks the chain of revenge and injury.
This year, the group is back in St. Paul’s where the first performance took place in 2011, offering again the message of reconciliation.
Free and open to all.
Directed by Marilyn Green
Music by Jeff Repella
Costume design by Ramona Ponce, executed under her direction by parishioners and friends including Lamley Laud, Don and Lee Englund, Benjamin Johnson, Lina Lowry, Toni Foy, Marilyn Green, Catherine Stanke, Joanne Malaspina, Nina Vartania, and Dolores Osborne
More about Reconciliation:
Part I moves from normal life to the shock and grief of the attack on 9/11, keening for the dead and bereaved, and the end of an era.
Part II honors the heroism, compassion, and sacrifice that followed the disaster, and the triumph of the human spirit, but ends in exhaustion and emptiness.
Part III is the return to life and love on a new level—the choice to feel and to connect.