Footage from Touching Loss at Acadiana Center for the Arts

Touching Loss is dance narrative that explores the cycle of loss and renewal of life. Sally, a dance therapist, leads her new group of patients through their grief using movement as the catalyst for their healing.  This is a journey Sally has lead so many times before.  But this time is different.  This time it’s personal for her as well.  Now, not only must Sally help her patients through their difficult time, but she must also walk through her own recent pain and loss.  They will all have to help each other re-connect with life while honoring what was lost.

Clare Cook Dance Theatre: Clare Cook and Music by: Paul Castles

 Sally: Kristin Daniel Louisa: Nico Zaunbrecher Jack: John Henry McCardell Elinor: Theresa Wasiloski Manny: Gregory Spencer

Isabella: Frances Barker Bette: Kara St. Clair Young Bette: Emmylou Falgout

Acadiana Performing Arts Center, Photography by: Molly Torian Photography


During the production in Acadiana, LA, audience members were invited to draw a picture representing something or someone they've lost that was meaningful to them. Here you see a sampling of the wonderful moments they chose to share with the community.