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Divine Movement

Photo by Bruce Clayton Tom

 “After reading The Brothers Karamazov, I was inspired to create a piece because of the ideas Dostoyevsky poses, questioning the validity of god by punishment of the innocent. These ideas aligned with my own interests in questioning the reason of sin, and pressure from others to convert to a different set of beliefs.”

—Choreographer Lydia Shamoun-Grabowski, who choreographed one of 25 works at Velocity Dance Center’s Last Dance, a Dec. 10 farewell party for V2, the former Value Village space on Capitol Hill, now slated for development. Khadijiah Lindo, Sierra Hendrix (hidden), Allison Burke (in pink pillowcase) and Drew Gorospe performed the excerpt from an evening-length work premiering in March.

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