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Mourner's Bench

Marte lunges sideways on top of a wooden bench, with his arms and focus stretching upwards to his left. His hands are supinated, as if receiving the faint glow that is above. He is shirtless and in blue leggings.
"Mourner's Bench," by Talley Beatty. Photo by Steve Korn. Dancer: Marte Osiris Madera.
Beatty, Talley. Mourner’s Bench.  Dir. Hannah C. Wiley. Chamber Dance Company. Katharyn Alvord Gerlich Theater, Seattle. 2019. Performance.

Title: Mourner’s Bench
ChoreographyTalley Beatty
Original costume design: Talley Beatty
Original lighting design: William H. Grant, III             
Lighting design: Peter Bracilano
Rehearsal direction: Kim Bears-Bailey, Hannah C. Wiley
Costume realization: Val Mayse
Music: There is a Balm in Gilead, traditional African American spiritual
Musical arrangement: Paul Moore
Musicians: Stephanie Anne Johnson, Paul Moore      
Premier: 1947
Performance date: October 10, 2019
Performance location: Katharyn Alvord Gerlich Theater, University of Washington
Dancer: Marte Osiris Madera

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