Photographer Credit: Jeremy Mimnagh

As she shall obtain such command of her mass vein passageways

June 9 – June 16, 2020








As she shall obtain such command of her mass vein passageways was shown from June 9 – 16, 2020 and is no longer available for viewing. To learn more about Allison Cummings please visit her website or follow her on social media (links at top of page). Donations towards all artists presented through Citadel Online remain open and can be made via the links found at the bottom of this page. 

Artist Statement 

When Kaitlin, Val and I were exploring in the studio we came up with an inside story to guide us through each section. 

We imagined the character landing after an apocalypse that the character has to navigate alone, discovering in isolation a new way to be in her body.  

She goes through the inability to control it, to learning its way, to an unhealthy addiction to the new capabilities the post-apocalyptic body is capable of serving and then the drainage of and farewell to the old body’s way of being. 

Somewhat fitting for these times. I am so grateful to Laurence at the Citadel for seeing the importance of maintaining the life of this piece. 

– Allison Cummings

Photos by: Jeremy Mimnagh

Photos of: Kaitlin Standeven

Title: As she shall obtain such command of her mass vein passageways 

Year: Citadel Dance Mix 2018, Bright Nights 2018/19 


Original Dates of Performance: November 21 – 24, November 28 – December 1, 2018 

Choreographer: Allison Cummings 

Performer: Kaitlin Standeven 

Sound and Costume Design: Valerie Calam / Company Vice Versa 

Set Design: Allison Cummings 

Lighting Design: Simon Rossiter 




We began by imagining having the ability to power one’s heart’s blood flow out, and in turn retrieve all the body’s blood back to the heart chambers. What has unraveled from this proposal has become a despairing duet between a woman and her desire to control. 

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