This is an excerpt of a 20min work commissioned by the Joffrey Ballet School which premiered at the The Ailey Citigroup Theatre in NYC. This piece was about the hustle-driven work culture in North America - the excitement (or high) derived from stress, the monotony and continual pressure to produce and ultimately an unconscious longing for more. I have so many special memories of being in the creative process with these talented dancers at the Joffrey studios. With the view of a busy 6th Ave in the background, the energy of the bustling streets of Manhattan offered much influence on this work. (2019)

Choreography: Akira Uchida
Artistic Director: Angelica Stitskin
Music: Jamie XX