“MANA,” Choreographed by Eric Schloesser

September 9, 2022

Almost otherworldly, dance director and choreographer Eric Schloesser’s “MANA” features striking movement by Schloesser and a small cast of dancers, distinctive cinematography and an ethereal score—watching it feels like an out-of-body experience. Directed by Samuel J. Roberts, with music by YYM/ēm/, creative direction by singer/songwriter Melanie deJesus and movement direction by Charissa Kroeger, the film demonstrates Schloesser’s powerful range of movement qualities and his ability to dance with every muscle in his body. From simple and tranquil to dynamic and primal, “MANA” contains moments that span the spectrum between peace and confusion.