dropshift’s premiere marked the culmination of 12 months of creative research and is Phase 1 of the work’s production process. Cerniglia’s DWELL/burrow highlights each dancer’s sensory experience of family tradition and history. Built from written archives, interviews, and collective memories of maternal/paternal predecessors, the work physically stacks and dissects lists of words and phrases mined during creative research while considering themes of visibility within the space and the context of time. dropshift collaborates with Scott Rubin, an interdisciplinary musician and improvising violist whose work interrogates relationships between sound and movement through analog and digital means. The music is a product of a collaborative process with the dancers. Text scores, interview excerpts collected by the dancers, and viola improvisations were recontextualized and woven into a tapestry of shifting landscapes that amplify and reframe the bodies.