FEB 22 | 1:00 PM

Jess Hoversen explores the human condition presented in Ernest Hemingway’s works. “The Light of Slow Descent”, uses an all-female cast to express the main themes of perseverance and defeat in “Old Man and the Sea.” Mariah Lopez’s “Indelible” explores the duality created by social norms that force victims of assault to bear the burden of responsibility.



Mariah Lopez and Jess Hoversen are local DMV based artists and recent graduates of the ICONS Choreographic Institute. After collaborating at the Institute, we decided our pieces were complementary and not yet finished. We are eager to contribute to the DC arts community and are hoping to do so at this iconic festival by featuring local dancers in expanded and refined versions of our ICONS thesis works.