The creation of the Kingdom was inspired by a CD of Corelli gamba sonatas that I picked up while on vacation. This dance used the first 3 (of 5) movements from the 4th Sonata. One of the lovely things about Baroque music is that one can find very expressive use of theme, development, and variation (within and between movements.)
This dance is about a place called The Kingdom. It’s where we all are when we’re with people we love. The only thing we know about The Kingdom is that it’s a temporary residence. Relationships end, and people grow old, or worse, they simply die. In this dance the characters play roles in each others stories. Compositionally, I created the piece from the dancers’ vocabulary, allowing the musical composition to influence the structure of the piece as whole.