For the Spring 2009 ARDT concert, I got to work with a small group of female senior dance majors. Since my last dance (Mass Production) had been all about precision and control I wanted to work in a completely different direction and inspire images of chaos and loss of control. The piece that resulted, entitled Impasse, evoked such images as people trapped in their own circumstances, addiction to drugs, fear, anger, and hopelessness. This was a nice challenge for me as a choreographer because it called up such strong emotion and sense of story about the women dancing, whereas I tend to focus on more abstract qualities of dance such as shape or pattern.