THE MOTHER GRAFT
Choreographer & Performer: Christina Catanese
Special appearance by Livia Hendrickson
Videography & Editing: Arye Shannon-Carmichael
Music: “Autumn Lions,” by Alan Gogoll (used under Atelier Dance Company's ASCAP license)
Grafting is a horticultural technique in which tissues of two different plants are joined so they can continue their growth together. Becoming a mother is a transformation of identity, which requires integrating and nourishing something new that has become part of you and yet is also separate. Seasons of joy, shadow, and growth unfold, even in a single day of motherhood.