a brief moment of alignment
a reflection on the power and spirituality of women in relationship to the qualities of the night, the water & tides and the moon
The work for 4 women will inhabit the 4 phases of the moon: The new moon is infancy, the crescent is youth and adolescence, the full moon is maturity and the waning moon represents the decline of life, sleep. The eclipse definition serves also as a metaphor for so much :a temporary obscuring of the light from a celestial body by the passage of another between it and the observer orbetween it and its source of illumination. This “body”is temporarily obscured, by passing into the shadow of another body or by having another body pass between it and the viewer.
This will take place on March 28th, 2024 at World Premiere at University of Central Arkansas as part of Eclipse Festival.
Creator and Collaborator
Creator: Sue Schroeder
Composer: Christian Meyer
Meet the Cast
Since she started her career as an educator in 2009, Aida Kuettle has had a personal commitment and moral obligation to help fellow language learners in her classroom as either English learners or Spanish learners. A native of Cuernavaca, Mexico, Aida moved to the United States to study English and to be closer to her extended family twenty years ago. Aida has been a volunteer translator and interpreter for Conway County since 2001.
Hannah is the Director of the AmeriCorps Program at the University of Central Arkansas. She has been at UCA full-time since graduating with her Bachelor’s in Philosophy & Political Science in 2018 and recently completed her Master’s in CollegeStudent Personnel Administration. She serves as a faculty/staff advisor for UCA's Students for the Arts and PRISM (the LGBTQ+ student organization) She’s passionate about supporting underrepresented and underserved student populations. She has two cats that are basically her whole world and loves coffee and crafting.
I often say I was born in Mississippi but domesticated in Arkansas by way of Hurricane Katrina. I was eight years old at the time and I remember leaving one world and entering a new one. Looking back I think art has always carried me through life. I grew up playing in the school band, singing in choirs, dancing, acting, modeling and more. I fell in love with an artist and followed him to UCA. During my undergrad I found my talent and love for curating. I have a B.A in Art History and I am the Art and Design Program Coordinator UCA. I am also the co-chair for Conway Alliance for the Arts. I love to see artistic ideas come into fruition and find joy in contributing to those ideas in different capacities.
Wanda Eason is a retired elementary and middle school teacher in Arkansas, having taught first through seventh grades at one time or another through 33 years. Fifth grade is her favorite. Since retirement she spends time volunteering in her church and her community and enjoying her family. She loves to travel both near and far! Wanda and her husband have been married for 57 years and have two children and three grandsons.