Ultimate Catharsis 1

Ultimate Catharsis 1
Created and Directed by Lily Selthofner
Edited Show Recording

Friday, March 29 and Saturday, March 30, 2024 in the Movement Lab at Barnard College – ninety minutes

Ultimate Catharsis 1 is an interdisciplinary, multimedia experimental performance art piece, with a dynamic cast of fifteen dancers, actors, and musicians — including both students and non-student collaborators — that lead us through a reclamation of Justice and Truth, amidst the sublime of love, divinity, and awareness. There’s a heavy content warning on this show, even though it is by no means entirely or largely negative, you should know that this show tackles a lot of heavy topics including sexual violence, institutional oppression at Columbia University, familial violence, and touches on some current events. While these topics are complex and painful, they need to be talked about and we are doing that through dance, music, poetry, and narrative, with beauty, towards providing a valuable and growth oriented audience experience, in the name of love. There are also mentions of suicide, homicide, mild flash warning, potential depictions of blood, and loud noises/screaming. Thanks for being here and enjoy the show.

Lily Selthofner – Creator/Director, Actor/Narrator, Dancer, Singer
Justine Dugger-Ades- Actor/Narrator and Dancer
Desislava Kremenlieva – Actor/Narrator and Dancer
Adara Allen – Dancer
Nadia Benes – Dancer
Marissa Caldera – Dancer
Asia Gross – Dancer
Eirik Peterson – Dancer
Daniel Weitz- Cellist and Singer
Maria Shaughnessy- Harpist
Justin Shaw – Guitarist
Ray Baker – Drummer
Izzy Pacenza – Saxophonist
Featured Audio:
Rory Bricca – Composer/Pianist
Jane Meenaghan- Composer/Instrumentalist
Sophia Ling – Lighting Design
Shannon Binns – Lighting, Sound, and Projection Operation, Photographer


Creative Dance Thesis Performance Recording

8th House

Choreography: Improvised by Lily Selthofner

Music: Before the Beginning by John Frusciante

Lighting: Sophia Ling

Date: March 21, 2024

Location: Minor Latham Playhouse, Milbank Hall at Barnard College

Thanks for watching! This is one run of my creative thesis, completed towards my Dance degree at Columbia University.