On June 30, 2009, German choreographer Pina Bausch died at the age of 69. News of her death spread rapidly all around the world and artists everywhere profoundly felt the loss.

Almost immediately, I began thinking about creating a performance homage. Initial movement ideas were made in my living room in 2009/2010, then with my two choreographic partners − Amy LePage and Hanna Satterlee − expanded on the ideas in the studio during the winter of 2010/2011. In June of 2011, we took those developing ideas to Shelburne Farm’s Breeding Barn − a vast, dirt-floor space – to prepare for the September audition. Later in the fall, we honed the material in preparation for rehearsals that started winter of 2012.