Disruptive Force is a gripping performance exploring the tumultuous relationship artists have with their creative impulses. Throughout the piece, Daugherty passionately recites a quote from Martha Graham, embodying the urgent need for artistic expression. Through vivid choreography and raw vulnerability, the performance delves into the essential yet disruptive nature of artistic inspiration. Daugherty's daring approach challenges viewers to confront uncomfortable truths about creativity, empowering them to navigate their own artistic journeys with courage and honesty.

“There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all of time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and it will be lost. The world will not have it. It is not your business to determine how good it is nor how valuable nor how it compares with other expressions. It is your business to keep it yours clearly and directly, to keep the channel open. You do not even have to believe in yourself or your work. You have to keep yourself open and aware to the urges that motivate you. Keep the channel open. ... No artist is pleased. [There is] no satisfaction whatever at any time. There is only a queer divine dissatisfaction, a blessed unrest that keeps us marching and makes us more alive than the others”
― Martha Graham

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