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Honorable Mention

Creation Date

Spring 2021


My research investigates the impacts of Covid-19 and the quarantines it caused on dancers. The image of dancers wearing masks outdoors shows the resilience and possibilities artists have found during the pandemic. The quarantine enforced isolation and seemed to limit artistic expression. Yet, we discovered together that we could use restraint as a tool to force growth in new directions. The dancers reacted to the objects they found in their surroundings and danced with and to them. They showed unity among themselves even when the dancers did not know each other. I created this image to show that the quarantine did not stop the learning process. Dancers could not look to their mirrored reflections to improve technique, but instead looked inward towards their inner strength and engaged with their environment in new and innovative ways.