Choreography by Kiki Lucas Original Music Composition by Ben Doyle Premiere 2013
The Vessel is a collaboration with METdance former Resident Choreographer Kiki Lucas and composer and multimedia artist Ben Doyle on the sense of hearing. This full presentation of dance, live music and video projections follows Bailey Flowers, a student of the Center for Hearing and Speech in Houston, TX whose story was the impetus for the piece. At the age of three months Bailey experienced hearing loss and this piece displays her journey to become the thriving twelve- year-old she is today—aided by her time at the Center, engaging in dance classes and having her two cochlear implants turned on. The Vessel is filled with love, color and passion from the dancers and audience members alike.