It’s a story dancers live over and over again: They fall in love with dance at a young age (through the obligatory three-year-old ballet class everyone takes, of course) and train throughout their entire childhood, only to part ways with their passion to choose a profession.
The trailer for The Vagrancy’s 2016 production of Macbeth presents three figures — lovely but feral, they are more than women; they are witches, restored through expert lighting, fine sound design, and powerful choreography to their rightful place, which is in our nightmares.
What does Martha’s mean to you? I was deep into my conversation with Ilana Chamelly when that question arose, and had to pause for a minute to mentally organize the vignettes that represented decades of my own Martha’s experience into one answer.
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