Alma Reiss-Navarre Hearth Study 

Hearth Study is an investigation into the relationship between the four main caverns of the heart, its outer lining, and the act of sustaining warmth. Over the past few months I have been creating my own version of grass, and witnessing its capacity for movement. In this work, the grass travels through the tubes of a body as a fluid, nestles in caverns, and is molded by internal walls. This grass acts as the delicate community in which oxygen, touch, and loss can be supported. I am inspired by the constant birth occurring in the natural world, and the ways in which people mimic grasses when they share space. How can we support each other regeneratively? How do we see through touch? Hearth Study is the new growth of a full length piece, involving multiple dancers, sculpture, and live musicians.