“BIRTH!” sponsored by ICAN

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Margaret T. Hance Park, Phoenix AZ

BIRTH!July 2, 2016
Doors open at 6:30 PM
$10 – Early Bird Admission
$15 – General Admission

Cesarean surgeries account for one third of all births in the United States. BIRTH! is a modern dance work that discusses how babies are born; how it affects mammas, babies and society; and why it matters.
This is a deeply personal, non-linear, auto-biographical dance that tells the choreographer’s process of becoming a mother. Sara Malan-McDonald’s first two daughters were born via necessary, emergency cesarean. Her third daughter was an unnecessary cesarean in which Sara experienced obstetric abuse; her new baby was assaulted as well. This experience resulted in extreme, morbid postpartum depression and post-traumatic stress disorder. Though there is no way to undo what happened or how it happened, Sara eventually found a way to forgive and heal from this experience. This dance work is a result of sharing her story.
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