It is with mixed emotions that we must announce the end of this project for Jonathan and Maggie. We are greatly relieved that Maggie’s husband has made a full recovery. We are thrilled that Maggie has found two new jobs that fulfill and inspire her. We are disappointed, however, that Maggie will simply not have the time to continue to collaborate on Jonathan’s new work.
So here we are at a turn in the road. Uncertainty abounds: Who will Jonathan find to replace Maggie? How will it feel to continue developing the material with a new dancer? When will Jonathan feel ready to resume this work?
For Process in Real Time, this solo was our first project. We’ve been immersed in the psychological, technical, and contextual dynamics influencing the development of the dance. Will we have the chance to continue our exploration any time soon – if ever?
On a personal level, Jonathan will miss working with Maggie on a regular basis. He loved their collaboration and, with it, their deepening friendship. It was a joy to work with such a kind, thoughtful, and generous colleague.
These feelings are mitigated somewhat by his enthusiasm for his new endeavor, Second Story Dance Project. Also, Jonathan is relieved that he and Maggie completed the first part of the solo, so he is able to move forward with a finished section and no incomplete material.
At this time, we don’t yet know which direction we will choose, but we’ll try to let the journey proceed organically.
With best wishes to Maggie and her family and gratitude for an enriching experience,
Sherri and Jonathan
Sherri Muroff Kalt, founder of Process Portraits, LLC and author of Portrait of an Artistic Journey: The Creative Process in Real Life Context, is a Phi Beta Kappa, magna cum laude graduate of Duke University with a B.A. in psychology. She began her career in marketing and sales in New York City with L’Oréal, Monet Jewelers, and Givenchy. READ MORE