OAETH ::

OAETH :: is a new media contemporary ballet production based on the story of a young empathic woman on a difficult journey toward spiritual awakening. It is the first body of work created for The Elizabeth White Creative.
December 8, 2018
CPR - Center for Performance Research
361 Manhattan Avenue, Brooklyn

Tickets: $30 in advance, $35 at the door (cash only)

Doors for silent auction at 6:30pm
Performances at 7pm and 8:30pm

Director, Choreographer & Visual Designer: Elizabeth Caroline White
Dancers: Sofia Rosa Bianchi, Sarah Takash, Gage Self, Jules-Romay Joseph, Lauryn Masciana, Emily Anderson, Megan Dillon, Marie Lloyd Paspe, Marcus Anthony
Tech Designers / Assistants: Barak Chamo and Manning Qu

OAETH :: is a new media contemporary ballet production based on the story of a young empathic woman on a difficult journey toward spiritual awakening. It is the first body of work created for The Elizabeth White Creative.
The main character, Oaeth (reassembled as “the-oa”, standing for “The Original Angel”, coined by Brit Marling), struggles to understand her place in a world filled with mass suffering. With such an open heart and mind, she taps into metaphysical experiences of the world that she cannot consciously understand, nor communicate with others. Unable to express these feelings, she feels alienated from the world she once knew.
With increasing exhaustion, she finds herself treading the dangerous waters of total surrender. Wanting to exit this state of spiritual limbo, she calls upon a greater force to help her find the strength to continue on in this journey through the dark. Eventually, she comes to realize that her inner light may have the power to guide her in ways she never imagined possible, so long as she chooses to see it.
Birthed out of a state of emotional necessity, this story is a metaphor for a deeper question Elizabeth has grappled with in recent times:
“Is it possible to stand up to the face of darkness, and not be overcome by it?”