Photographer Credit: Francesca Chudnoff

Jane Alison McKinney

There she was

June 23, 2020 – June 30, 2020








‘There she was’ was shown from June 23 – June 30, 2020 and is no longer available for viewing. To learn more about Penny Couchie 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

I made this work attempting to reckon with internal and external chaos, which simultaneously lead to different manifestations of escape. A part of the work is also about failure and the dilemmas that come with it: is it better to fight against that feeling, or lean in?  Our isolated present make these ideas resonate with me strongly right now. “There she was” offers no answers, only an attempt to connect with others that might feel the same.  

Title: There she was

Year: Bright Nights 2017/18

Original Dates of Performance: April 11 – 14, 2018 

Choreographer/Performer: Jane Alison McKinney 

Lighting Design: Noah Feaver 

Featured Sound Design Created for Citadel Online: John Gzowski 



An androgynous, grounded, and embodied figure; contrasted with an exaggerated, feminine, towering monster. A reflection on chaos and escape, carried by a charged physicality with strength at its core. 

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