Wilder Project’s “Morning”

July 22, 2022

Dedicated to those lost to COVID-19, screendance siblings Holly and Duncan Wilder, known as Wilder Project, created “Morning” to acknowledge the grief many have become familiar with throughout the pandemic. Directed, choreographed and edited by Holly with cinematography by Duncan, the film is set to Robinson & Rohe’s reimagining of the traditional Appalachian spiritual “Bright Morning Stars.” The performers—Victoria Daylor, Christofer Luis Medina and Haley Sung—demonstrate the heartache loss brings through authentic movement and reckless abandon. “ ‘Morning’ reminds us of the beauty of the sand under our feet and the breath in our lungs, and asks its viewers to consider that our collective reflection inspires us to create a world where we all can live,” says Holly.