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A System of Strings is about the ties we use to maintain our connections--the lines that anchor us to our relationships, our identity, and even our sanity. The show explores the duality in these links, utilizing the contrast between the members of the two-person cast and the circus acts they choose to pursue. Inspired in part by the contrast between lightness and darkness in the Alaskan winter, A System of Strings brings light to the stage through shadow puppetry integrated with circus arts.


A System of Strings was developed during an artist residency at The Church of Love - Spenard (Anchorage, AK). January 1st - February 5th, 2018.


Choreography and Performance: Esther de Monteflores and Ariel Schmidtke


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