Choreography: Banning Bouldin with improvisation by New Dialect

Dancers: James Barrett, David Flores, Mary Ruth Isbell, Erin Kouwe, Emma Morrison, Becca Place, Rebecca Steinberg, Curtis Thomas

Lighting design: Banning Bouldin

Wardrobe design: Anamarys Perez

Created in residence at Perry-Mansfield Performing Arts Camp (Steamboat Springs, CO)

Premiered at the 20th Annual New Works Festival in Steamboat Springs


During the summer of 2017, New Dialect spent two-weeks at Perry Mansfield Performing Arts Camp in Colorado as the dance company in residence. While there, we began researching a series of studies based on Banning's experience losing her coordination and ability to walk last Fall.

This series, called Limitation Etudes, explores how physical constraints can can create opportunities to uncover new capacities and has also been a research lab for Banning to navigate mew methods of choreographing should she lose her ability to move.

Limitation Etude 5 was shot on location a Perry Mansfield. Banning will continue building further Etudes with New Dialect throughout our 2017/2018 season.