Regression to the Mean

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Regression to the Mean is a duet and sometimes trio choreographed by Abigail Wallace in collaboration with Kerry Doyle, accompanied by guitarist Mark Charles Smith.  Inspired by animal behavior research, the dance examines relationships between its subjects – two women.  The title describes the mathematical law that if a variable is extreme when first measured, on subsequent measurements it will fall closer to the average (the mean).  Additionally, if a variable is closer to the average on its first measurement it will subsequently become more extreme.  As the women embark on a journey to re-define their relationships, at times they find themselves stuck in old habits, regressing to the mean, and at times they break through to anew place.  At the end, it is up for the audience to decide if headway has been made or not.


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