Bone Hooks was inspired by a myth. I know of the myth as Skeleton Woman, written by Clarissa Pinkola Estes in Women Who Run with the Wolves. I first read the story over ten years ago. However, the image (and kinesthetic memory) of the skeleton woman rolling, both bony and buoyant in an underwater purgatory has stayed with me for all these years. While I do not know the peoples or cultures from whence this story arises, similar stories exists in many cultures and most certainly resonates with me in this current time and place. While the piece is an abstract response to this story and our relationships to it, I hope many of the themes feel relevant and familiar to you, the audience! Read the story here:

Our deepest gratitude to Core Studio and Kathy Brunnette for inviting us into her studio home! You can experience aerial slings through aerial barre classes, try pilates or barre classes. Find out more and see the schedule at

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Thank you!

Thank you so much for joining us in our process of exploration and discovery! As we continue to work with these themes and build the work in a new site, we would love your feedback! Please share your thoughts with us in person, or as a comment below!

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