Butterflies from my Hand (2004)

Dancer: Anna Azrielli Photo by: Julie Lemberger

Dancers l-r: Hristoula Harakas, Carla Rudiger, Levi Gonzalez Photo by: Julie Lemberger

Donna hugging Levi after performance at DTW. Photo by: Wendy Winters

Dancer: Anna Azrielli Photo by: Julie Lemberger


Butterflies from my Hand is a quartet that examines ideas of "surrender". The work explores movement using personal experiences surrounding resistance, loss, power and uncertainty. The title is an answer from visual artist David Hammons when Uchizono asked what would happen if I let go. He replied, "Maybe butterflies will fly from your hand."


Choreography by Donna Uchizono
Music by Guy Yarden
Lighting by Stan Pressner
Costumes by Wendy Winters

Dancers:  Levi Gonzalez, Hristoula Harakas, Kayvon Pourazar, Carla Rudiger (Anna Azrielli was in the first stage of Butterflies)