In Summer and Fall 2019, six dancer-athletes will relay run the length of the Mississippi River and make stops in 104 of the cities and towns along the way. In each community they’ll partner up with residents to learn about their individual lives and the community as a whole. Practicing physical remembering, the athletes will use their bodies as their notebooks, storing not only the facts – somebody said this, or did that – but also the feelings, the nuances of what it means to be a body in that place and time. This visit will culminate with a choreographed celebration relaying the river voices already gathered for the community and its people. Relay is diving deep into rural America, as the heartbeat of the River flows in every small community, their histories and their present days, their very ways of life.