What Would Love Do?

Directed by Professor Jane Hawley
Choreographed by Professor Jane Hawley, Kat Hoffman '20, Hannah Slater '22, Nathan Sunde '21
Center for the Arts: Jewel Theatre

Press Release

Featuring dance that examines the ideas of writer and philosopher Alain de Botton this performance utilizes mediums such as music, painting, a podcast, a dog and people.

"What Would Love Do?" Luther's dance program examines this question through their performances on May 9-11 in the Jewel Theatre in the Center for The Arts on the Luther campus.

Director's Note

This is my 50th devised production featuring dance as the primary medium. I remain enthralled with the beautiful and diverse human form along with the body’s stunning range of expression!

For my 50th dance production, why would I attempt to tackle such a variable and immensely abstract notion such as Love? Because I found myself “feeling” shock, anger, disgust, and even hate in the early morning hours after hearing the results of the 2016 US presidential election. And then I asked myself, “What Would Love Do?” This question has helped guide my actions immensely. - Professor Jane Hawley

“Learning how to love is the goal and the purpose of spiritual life -- not learning how to develop psychic powers, not learning how to bow, chant,do yoga, or even meditate, but learning to love.” - Surya Das

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