The process for this work began with research into the history of the self-help craze in America from the turn of the 20th century through today. I wondered do self-help books really help? The work evolved to focus in on exploitation and the ways in which humans constantly strive for perfection, pushing themselves beyond what’s maintainable or safe. This dance focuses on the timelessness and fragility of health and well-being in a world where words like ‘bigger’, ‘better’, and ‘more’ are constant demands.

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