Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

9-11 tragedy inspired performance artist's opus.(Final)

Byline: Jane Mahoney For the Journal

As Kristine Maltrud watched the horror of Sept. 11, 2001, unfold on her television set in Albuquerque, she was terrified about the fate of friends working in or near the World Trade Center. Just three months later when she actually saw the vast crater and rubble of the site, a "wave of shock and grief" passed through her whole body.

"It took your breath away," she said. "It made your heart stop."

Maltrud has spent the past 18 months developing a multimedia performance piece combining movement, dance, theater, artwork, projected images, and a live sound score to reflect her many emotions surrounding the 9-11 tragedy. …

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